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Reposting an opening for the Word of the Day Challenge: Tea
“Good afternoon noon sir,” beamed the waiter. “Have you made a reservation?”
“Indeed I have, the name Kesten Grenville.” Grenville said coldly.
The waiter checked his list and located the name on the list. “Oh yes sir, I see you are booked in for afternoon tea. Your guest has already arrived and is seated.”
“So I see,” stated Grenville as he scanned the restaurant.
“My I take your jacket?” Queried the waiter.
“A £12,000 jacket in the hands of a man who styles his hair with brylcream?” Barked Grenville, “I think you know the answer to that. I’m grown man, I think I am capable of having afternoon tea and not spilling it down myself.”
“Very good sir,” said the waiter guiding Grenville to the table. “Is this meeting social or business?”
“Both.” Answered Grenville as he took his seat at the table. “I’ll take a pot of Earl Grey…
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