The other women…
Too late Roger realised his secretary had double-booked him: lunch dates with two different women at the same restaurant! While Miss Perkins was clearing her desk, Roger was skidding to a stop outside the plate glass window of Bistro Bernard. Oh, hang it. There was Genevieve, pretty as a picture, being shepherded by a waiter towards his usual table. And there, on a collision course, sashayed Carlotta, sophisticated in black, trailing another waiter at her heels. Roger watched the imminent train wreck with grisly fascination. (No, he still couldn’t choose between them.)
But there was Genevieve, smiling and extending her hand, and Carlotta was laughing and gesticulating. And then they both sat down at the table- his table! – and signalled the drinks waiter! The two of them certainly looked as if they were settling down for a high old time, Roger thought bitterly, his ears already burning. The hot dog vendor had suddenly become a much more attractive option.
It had been an afternoon of heavy losses: his secretary, Genevieve, Carlotta, and his own usual lunchtime table in prime position at Bistro Bernard. Roger could have wept- it took years to build up that kind of relationship….
Happy pattern Friday :)
(This one is up in the Etsy store, along with another- what a bumper week on the pattern front!)