|Main character(s):||Polly Wright|
|Part of:||Short Trips: Companions|
|Short Trips short stories|
|Qualia||Notre Dame du Temps|
She sits in the waiting room before her interview, where a young girl is also waiting. When Maurice comes to get her, Polly can tell he is more interested in hiring the younger girl.
During the interview, Maurice asks Polly many difficult questions, but she is able to hold her own. At first it is apparent to her that he doesn't seriously consider her for the job, but by the end of the interview he is impressed enough to keep her in mind.
- Polly says that Neil Armstrong must have found life difficult on Earth after being on the Moon.
- Polly thinks that Maurice's Doctor with a teenage companion was her Doctor and Jamie. He says that his Doctor was Scottish and had a girl companion.
- The younger girl in the waiting room with Polly is Australian and used to be a stewardess, but the story does not say that she is Tegan.