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Chapter 33 Introductions
Tina’s office, morning: Tina is on the phone with Meg.
Meg – So, how was it?!
Tina – It was great! She loved you!
Meg – Good! In order to get the merchandise, she needs to fall in love with me too!
Tina – Umm … I have news for you … She already got the merchandise … and she opened the package too!
Meg – So … are you going to turn dykey on me and start wearing flannel shirts?
The blonde chuckles.
Tina – No.
Meg – Good! Because I still need my shopping pal. Are you up for it?
Tina – That’s a great idea! When?
Meg – How about Saturday? Bette could join us.
Tina – Umm … I don’t think Bette shares our taste for bargains. You should see her closet. It is Rodeo Drive all the way! We will do our own thing.
Meg – OK, I like that.
Tina – Better yet … why don’t you come over for brunch and I’ll introduce you to Bette’s best friend?
Meg – It’s a date! Brad will be playing a golf tournament with his buddies and I was wondering what to do all day.
Tina – It’s definitely a date then!
Bette’s office, morning: Bette is on the phone with Alice.
Bette – I’m planning to open the Chinese exhibit in a month. What do you think?
Alice –Were the pieces delivered OK?
Bette – Yes, I almost had a heart attack when one of the boxes came with a dent, but everything was fine. The only thing missing are the frames.
Alice – Will there be time to do them?
Bette – Yes, they will be done in two weeks.
Alice – OK, then we should contact the caterer and make sure that he is open.
Bette – I asked James to call him today.
Alice – Do you need my help?
Bette – Yes, can you invite the media? I want this to be news. I would also like to take some ads on the LA Times and Daily News. And I’ll invite a couple of art critics.
Alice – Yep, I’ll check ad prices for you. And I’ll contact Tony at KNBC.
Bette – Thanks!
Alice – And … how is love life?
The brunette smiles broadly.
Bette – Love life is perfect!
Alice raises her eyebrows.
Alice – Did you tell her?