A First Time For EverythingBarney wondered if the Science Team at Black Mesa remembered high school. They'd probably all been nerds and geeks, right? Typically picked on by stupid jocks. Right, so... maybe this wasn't personal, maybe this was just them getting a small measure of revenge now that the brainy guys were in charge and the brawny guys were the ones getting bossed around. He wished he could point out that he hadn't been a jock, back in high school. He'd been the crazy consipiracy-nut kid, who hung out with his three crazy conspiracy-nut friends and talked about aliens and government cover-ups.
Instead, he just tried to sound sincere as he said, "Sorry about the delay, sir. I think I've got you all sorted out here, now." 'Here' was an ornery computer that had been refusing to accept any login identities whatsoever. Barney probably would have sounded more sincere if he hadn't added, in his head, Aren't