He’d told her he had a job with “a big tech company”. She was so proud. He’d spent three years in his room: in lectures, tutorials, ‘socialising’ or whatever students did. She had wondered if the fees had been worth it. But now he had a job. She’d heard how much people could earn. He said he was working on AI. He wasn’t going into an ‘office’. The company had long ago got rid of those. Anyway, she liked having him at home. He seemed to spend a lot of time in meetings. Always talking. He must be very important.