CHANDLER, AZ—Nearly uncontrollable with excitement upon learning that coworker Drew Nieman’s parents were visiting, employees at local analytics firm Marvell Technology eagerly jockeyed for a chance to meet the 60-year-old couple, sources confirmed Friday. “I want to talk to them first!” said Isabel Strause, 29, adding that she “truly, deeply hoped” Nieman would introduce each of his coworkers by name, briefly summarize their role in the office, and make them say hello to his mother and father individually. “There’s so much I can’t wait to say to them. I can ask how their trip was, where they’re staying—oh, and I can tell them I enjoy working with their son! I’m just so giddy right now. This is such a welcome and wonderful distraction from the actual work I ought to be doing.” Coworkers later confirmed that in return for generously introducing everyone to his parents, Nieman more than deserved to take off early and show them around town.
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