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Monday, August 20, 2007

Birthday Presents

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today's contributors are: Ann, Tabitha and Scott.

Subject: Billy's Birthday Present

Me and Tabitha were milling around the apartment when someone knocked at the door. We don't get a lot of visitors at lunch time on a Friday, so we were wondering who it could be. Tabitha was closer, and less lazy, and answered the door. On the other side was a woman we'd never seen before.

Umm. Hi. Can we help you?”

“Yes, hi. I'm Rosemarie.”

Billy's Rosemarie?”

“I like to think of myself as my own Rosemarie, but yes, I'm dating Billy.”

It's nice to meet you, although I didn't expect to meet you until tomorrow night at the party. Billy said you were coming right?”

“Yup, I'll be here. That's actually the reason I stopped by. We've only been dating a little while and I'd really like to get him something for his birthday, but I really have no idea what would be good.”

Well you came to the right place! Come in! Sit down! Can Ann get you a drink?”

We sat and discussed what to get Billy. We ruled out anything shopping related, gift cards and the like. We came up with a couple of options, and settled on Rainbow 6: Las Vegas for the Playstation 3. Billy had been meaning to buy it for a while, and hadn't gotten around to it. That's when Scott came home.

Hey guys. Look what I got for Billy. That new video game he's been wanting.”

“Aww shit!”

What a greating! I feel so welcome here.”

Scott squints at Rosemarie. “Who's this gal? She doesn't look like Sara.”

Scott, this is Rosemarie, Billy's girlfriend.”

Is the party now? I thought it was tomorrow night? The beer isn't in the fridge yet, Tabitha said I had to leave room for regular food until tomorrow night.”

Well you left chicken and the milk on the counter so you could put the growlers on the top shelf.”

You know warm beer just isn't as good.”

“I think that's my cue to leave. I'll have to go with one of the other items we discussed. Thanks for all the help!”

To Scott, “Save me some of that beer!”

Nice to meet you! See you tomorrow!”

Rosemarie leaves.

So she seems nice.”

Yeah, definitely.”

She had me at 'Aww shit!'”

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