I knew of a guy at Br0adc0m about 15 years ago who was fired by their then CEO 13 times in about a year. Each time the CEO's secretary would call the guy up, say, "You're not REALLY fired--he didn't mean it.", and back to work he'd go.
You came here for a conversation...
Oh, sorry. This is Abuse. You want 12A just down the corridor.
Despite all appearances, your boss is a thinking, feeling, human being.