I got back "Business as Usual" from Stanley Schmidt on Saturday. He said he thought it was "kinda fun, in a bizarre sort of way', but didn't strike him as quite right for the magazine.
He noted at least two places where I used "discretely' where I probably meant "discreetly". I'd like to say that was an oversight, but it's not. I got the two words confused and used the wrong one.
Oh, well, corrected by the best.