is the 6th episode in the second season of the television series How I Met Your Mother
. It originally aired on October 23, 2006.
is having trouble deciding what she wants to do with her life. She continues to discover new ideas, but cannot decide on any one particular thing. In the meantime, she is working at a Hawaiian restaurant. Ted
offers her a job as a secretary at his architectural firm. Lily is put off by Hammond Druthers, Ted's boss. His designs are phallic and he is condescending to Ted and the other employees. When Ted finds Hammond's prized baseball that was autographed by Pete Rose
in Lily's desk, Lily admits to Ted that she has been taking things from his boss in order to teach Hammond a lesson. She tells Ted that it is her own form of justice, and it is based on her experiences teaching kindergarten, taking toys away from kids who misbehave. Hammond is furious that his baseball is missing and threatens to fire three people an hour the next day until it is returned. Lily thinks that his threats are empty, and tells Ted that she will return the baseball if Ted shows Hammond his re-design of the phallic skyscraper. Ted refuses, firing Lily instead. The next day, the firm's client turns down Hammond's design because it looks like a penis. In order to keep the client from walking out, Ted presents his own design of the building. Ted's design is approved, and he is credited with probably being the youngest architect to... Read More