“Is this true?” he asked puzzled.
I nodded heavily “Yes” looking at my hand and tears brimming in my eyes.
“Honestly?” "You aren't pulling my leg?"
“No, I am pretty sure I want this” “and I know he will do a great job as my assistant”
"You don't know what you're letting yourself in for. Do you know who he is? That's the fellow you've got to live with for a lifetime."
With a wide smile I said “He is my boss at home for life”
He smiled back.