A fictional fellow frog fan who we will henceforth refer to as "steel griddle" was asking me for advice on intra-office dating the other day. You see, he started a new job fairly recently and is now the manager of a team out of his office in Las Colinas. Managers at this office are sometimes assigned new hires for training, and in those cases they sometimes have the option to keep the trainee under their permanent direction. Recently griddle was asked to train a particularly promising new hire. With her impressive credentials and winning personality, griddle had to fend off a number of other managers to land her on his team. Plus she's really hot. Griddle and the new girl hit it off quite nicely and actually wound up staying well after closing time talking about music and assorted other astoundingly similar interests. They even agreed to some voluntary one-on-one field time over the weekend, which (while fairly unproductive) went very well. It was then that the new girl asked rather pointedly about Griddle's Valentine's plans. Griddle assures me that he deftly avoided the question without damaging any possibilities. It had dawned on him that he was pretty into the new girl, and that the feeling seemed mutual. However, it had also dawned on him that it might not be such a good idea to begin a romantic relationship with one of his employees, especially when he himself had barely made a dent in his office chair, being so new. The most surprising part in all this is that upon speaking with his multiple bosses after the weekend, he was asked how his "date" went, and if he had "closed the sale". As Griddle's close personal friend, I can tell you that's really not his M.O., but the point is that his bosses are openly joking about him dating the new girl and are on the record as being explicitly supportive of the idea. Still, we're not sure that it's in anyone's best interests. Under normal circumstances, the idea would be dismissed by Griddle out of hand. The thing is though, the new girl is ridiculously awesome. I mean, from what Griddle tells me, she seems like an exceptionally attractive girl. It would be a shame to pass up that opportunity in the name of something so bland as professionalism, right? Ideas? Suggestions? Stern wags of the finger? Hearty slaps on the back??