Of course there were people who were envious of Maria's talents. She was a natural and charismatic presenter – her speeches always sounded spontaneous.
“She must really believe in herself!” grumbled one employee, a begrudging emphasis on the third word.
“Public school background,” muttered another.
Maria, holding her hands behind her back to stop the shaking, overheard and sighed. Some people always made the mistake of comparing their insides to someone's else's outsides.