“Your smile is glittering as brightly as the glass door of the coffee shop”, he uttered, shifting his glance from the doorman cleaning the entrance door to her.
“Was that a compliment?”, she asked, bemused.
“Did it sound like one?”, he replied.
There was a momentary silence.
And then, both of them burst into laughter, on a joke that only the two of them could understand. But then, did it need to be understood by someone else?
His phone rang again. He saw the display, and stood up, excusing himself from her presence and started to walk towards the door.
“What?”, he scathed into the speaker, visibly miffed.
“Nothing sir, just wanted to apologize to you. We could not accommodate your recommendation of the out of turn promotion your friend.”, the voice from other side spoke.
“What? Are you insane…”, the voice interrupted before he could express his bewilderment, “Sorry sir, but we had to promote an employee whose performance had been too exceptional this year that it could not have been ignored. And we had only one vacancy.”
“Do you know my friend’s name?”, he queried, gradually coming to terms with the turn of events, his voice tinted with pride.
“No, sir.”, the voice replied.