A Chat in a Cafe in the Morning– Both Middle-Aged Men

あるカフェでのマスターとお客様の会話。
アメリカ在住のYumioさんの作品です。
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(A Chat in a Cafe in the Morning-- Both Middle-Aged Men
あるカフェでのマスターとお客様の会話 Yumioさん作品 )

[rn=TOM&vg=male]
Oh, hey buddy.  What do you want for today?

[rn=ALLEN&vg=female]
Go for pastrami.  And, black.  How’s the game last night?

[rn=TOM]
Terrible.  Giants decimates.  Boring game from the fourth inning.

[rn=ALLEN]
That sucks.  Oh, today’s coffee’s kinda fresh.

[rn=TOM]
Just brewed minutes ago.  Ok, so here’s the pastrami sand.

[rn=ALLEN]
Thanks.  I’m so hungry now.

[rn=TOM]
Didn’t have your snacks or light meals?

[rn=ALLEN]
Couldn’t ‘cause the last night’s shift was brutal.  Calls after another.

[rn=TOM]
Did some incident happen?

[rn=ALLEN]
Yep.  Bomb terrorist in Nepal.  Japanese journalists and reporters relentlessly called the consulate.

[rn=TOM]
Typical twenty-four-seven call center job, huh?

[rn=ALLEN]
Well, but pays one-point-five times more than the regular rate.

[rn=TOM]
Another coffee?

[rn=ALLEN]
Thanks, TOM.  Oh, how’s your wife?

[rn=TOM]
She passed the first interview.  Hope she can pass the next one.

[rn=ALLEN]
When is her next one?

[rn=TOM]
This Wednesday.  Just a day to prepare.  Oh, Al.  By the way.

[rn=ALLEN]
Got some goodies?

[rn=TOM]
Are you off this Saturday, ‘cause my daughter’s team will be playin’?

[rn=ALLEN]
Where?

[rn=TOM]
At the West Lake Park.  The game starts at ten.

[rn=ALLEN]
Let me check my schedule.  Oh, I don’t have my night shift on Friday.  Sure, I’ll go.

[rn=TOM]
Thanks.  I’ll make you extra sandwiches.  Bring your girl, too.

[rn=ALLEN]
Sure.  I’ll call Lydia later.  Maybe she can bring extra.

[rn=TOM]
Sounds like a party.  Oh, you emptied your plate.

[rn=ALLEN]
Yeah, I was so hungry.  And, your pastrami never misses.  Here, keep the change.

[rn=TOM]
Oh, twenty?  Thanks.

[rn=ALLEN]
Have a nice day.