Oh you people are so cynical! Do you see the part where she refused the -bribe- gift because it was unethical? That's right, your hardworking civil servants would never allow themselves to be corrupted by such a crude ploy. Except of course the upstanding Comcast representative certainly didn't mean it in that way anyway, they're just old friends.
Also I'm sure the dinner was bad. It was like Spam or something. And lima beans, I bet they ate lima beans.