by Waldorfia Tomosky
Saturday Morning (Continued)
As I sat there eating breakfast with my interviewer I wondered why he would be needing my skills for his blogging business. I needed a delicate way to broach the subject and decided to wait until a more proper time. I allowed him to take the lead for the remainder of breakfast.
We were finished with the meal and he asked if I wanted anything else. I responded in the negative. He rose from his chair and walked around the table to assist me. My mind, again, went to the thought of what a gentleman he was.
It was only then that I thought about the charges for breakfast. It dawned on me that he had not paid for last night’s meal and was about to commit the same omission for this morning’s meal.
I remained silent.
As we walked through the restaurant I expected one of the wait staff to stop us and gently remind him about the bill.
No one did.
He made small talk about the hotel and how nice the employees were. He then said “I hope it is not because they work for me.”
I had a hard time absorbing what he was saying. I responded “Oh, do you own the restaurant?”
“No, I own the hotel” he answered. I almost collapsed on the spot.
It took me a minute to realize that he owned two businesses in Boston; the hotel and the blogging site. I wondered what else he owned. I was so surprised at his casual comment that I did not say anything.
The doors of the elevator opened up and I realized we were on the lower level parking lot. He led me to a car. It was not his Mercedes but a bright red F430 Ferrari convertible.
“What happened to your Mercedes?” I asked quite naïvely.
“I like the Mercedes for chilly nights. The weatherman is predicting a nice day for us so I thought you may enjoy the Ferrari. Besides, I enjoy showing you off” he said, as a matter of fact. He was confident enough not to wait for any response from me professing false humility. Therefore I offered none. He opened the door of the Ferrari and I got in.
It was a nice ride to his office. I think he took us a little out of the way because I saw the same buildings several times. It must have been an honest remark when he said “I enjoy showing you off.” Why else would he be going in circles?