"This place doesn't really look bad at all. Though I must admit it does look crazy at night."I was mumbling while walking down the once dingy path I walked in last night.
I didn't even notice the mini basketball court right next to the lounge.
"Hello there!" I almost jumped when I felt a light pat on my shoulder.
"Oh diz wat Starbucks brought to you. Patronizin' der dang coffee makin' yáll jiggidy and shocked 'ol dang time." A big middle aged woman. She has dark complexion, shoulder length kinky hair and her big loop earrings were noticeable. They were big as my mum's bracelet.
"Wut? Son you don't stand there in front of my lounge, lookin' at me like yo so high. I know I'm hawt but don't go crazy like that. I don't dig no youngin' so wazzit yo' need?" She asked.
"Oh I'm sorry ma'am I was waiting for someone. She told me to see her here at ten. It's already half past ten so I was wondering if she was already inside." I explained.
"You muz' be lil pinky been tellin me on the phone."
"Lil pinky?" She made me confused.
She laughed sop hard like I've given her the best joke ever.
"Heck no dat aint 'er name. I juz call 'er like dat coz she's my lil pink gypsy."
"Oh yes ma'am that's her. The pink gypsy."
She laughed again. This time she laughed so hard that she ended up choking.
"Are you alright? " I patted her back to ease her.
"Nah I a okay...ehem...ehem." She was trying to relax. "You still dunno 'er name?" She was shocked.
"Oh boy! You both are crazy. She told me she aint know your name too. She just sent me a messaged sayin'dat a goofy lookin' guy needin' a job and gonna see me. You aint goofy. You lookin so fine. Iz goofy da' new term fo' fine now?" She asked again and I shrugged. "You kidz are killin me. Keep evolvin language and tis' hard to keep y on you n' mo." She exclaimed and signaled me to get inside.
The lounge looks different when it is empty. It looks like an art gallery with tabled and chairs in the middle and sofas for VIPs on the balcony. It is very cozy and sophisticated. It doesn't look like it outside though.
"We open in the mornin, 'cept we aint servin alcohols. We make coffee, tea, smoothies and wut ever the customer like."
"We badly need a helper in the mornin' to check deliveries and handle the cash register. Do you by any chance have any thieves or murderer in yo fam?" She asked, her face looked so serious.
"Are you usin' drugs or any substance yah know?" She was lookin' at me closely now.
"No ma'am, I don't even smoke nor drink." I responded.
"Okay you are hired! You are goin' to handle the cash register. You check the deliveries every Friday and Adora and Ramona willl be the one helping you running the store. They two make the most delicious coffee in Carlstone."
Things were happening so fast. A minute ago I was lurking at the door and here I am being brief with my duties and responsibilities.
"Am I really hired? " I was just trying to make sure that I heard it right. I am telling you this woman talked so fast as in non stop.
"Why is there a problem? You aint want to?" She sarcastically asked.
"Oh no ma'am I want it. I just can't ...." She didn't let me finish what ever I want to say.
"No more talkin', You go ask Adora the shop uniform and fo' your other stuff. By the way call me Zula. Don't dare askin where mah name came from coz I don't freakin no too.
Too much thinkin iz bad fo' my health so I didn't bother askin' mah parents before they leave the good earth. Oh my good parents...." She said while dabbing the hankie at the corner of her eyes. Talking to her is like watching a sitcom, funny, hilarious.
"Is she coming?" I asked Zula after she's done reminiscing the good moments with her parents.
"She aint! He grand daddy is in the hospital. The man prolly had his asthma attack again."
I was a bit disappointed for not seeing her that day. But I prayed for her grandpa's fast recovery, and also for her. I hope she's fine. I have all the time to see her here next time. Maybe tomorrow.
Sorry mahaba hahaha... okay lang kahit skip reading but It would be better if you read everything pati yung part 1- 8 hehehe. :P