Coworker A said, "I'm sorry."
But he wasn't sorry at all, said as much, post-lunch at the Little Tea Shop. The apple cobbler ($3.95) he ordered was all his. We were to keep our spoons to ourselves.
"I don't share," he said.
So we got our own apple cobblers (and peach too). A sweet ending to an all-around fine lunch of vegetable plates and Lacey Specials.
I guess Coworker A deserves some credit for being upfront about being ... how to put it? ... a jerk? stingy? a total bastard?
"You wouldn't want to be in a lifeboat with me," he said.