A collection of textile samples lay spread out on the table Samsa was a travelling salesman and above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame.
I ought to just try that witht my boss; I'd get kicked out on the spot. But who kn ows, maybe that would be the best thing for me. He'd fall right off his desk! And it's a funny sort of business to be sitting up there at your desk, talking down at your subordinates.