copyright 1998 Jim Chevallier
No, no, I'll just keep my coat on. It's an... affectation of mine.
But I am ready to order, thank you.
What I would like is your osso buco milanese accompanied by a bottle
of the Mastroberadino with - oh why not? - just a dish of escargot to start.
Oh don't worry about money. No problem. Really. I never concern myself
I'm sorry. Is there something the matter with your nostrils?
Anyway, money. Not a concern. Why look at me. I don't even shop.
Perfectly happy with the clothes I have. Though I suppose that's why that
rather nouveau couple over there is examining me so. Really wish they
wouldn't. Damn rude. The wife, especially. Do you think you might - ever
so tactfully of course - request that she not make such disagreeable faces?
You'd think I had an odor or something. Quite impossible, let me assure
you. I applied a good swath of roll-on just before I came. Couldn't quite
manage a shower, I'm afraid. Lodging difficulties, you know. Not much
running water just now. Never worry about these things myself. Just not a
materialist, is all.
Oh my, truffles! I just noticed those. Oh I'll take a plate of
those, oh yes I will! In fact, make it two, why don't you? Money's no
object. Really. Don't give it another thought.
I never do.