LOL. Wally claimed he got the highest. No wonder Alice had to brace for impact. There's just no sugar coating the feeling you get when the most notoriously useless employee gets the highest raise of them all.
my colleagues did the same to a new staff who was a 'snobbish super-achiever'.. we knew she got more than any of us but we lied about our raises when she asked us.. she tendered her resignation without reasons nor a new job the following month..