Monday November 27th, 2000
"Hi Clark," Tiffany said into the telephone surprised that her employer that had recently fired her was calling her at home.
"Did I catch you at a bad time?" he asked.
"I was on the other line, but that's okay", she said leaving her estranged husband Skeeter on hold on the other line.
"Gee, I hope it's okay what I did Tiffany. Maybe it will help you out," Clark said hesitating.
"What?" she asked.
"Well, Stanley Morgan called here this morning and wanted your phone number so I gave it to him", he said.
"Is that okay?"
"Well, I would have preferred that you didn't but that's okay", she said.
"Maybe he'll help you find a job. Did you find anything yet?" he asked feeling guilty for firing her.
"No. I'm working on a few things though. How was the party?"
"It was great," he said.
"I saw some of it on television. You had a lot of celebrities there. It sounded like almost everyone showed up," she said.
"Yeah and a few unexpected people too", he said thinking about her ex-husband Skeeter being there.
"Oh, like who?"
"Did you know that your husband was there?"
"He's working for one of the lingerie stores in the spa. Small world huh?"
"Shocking that he got a job like that," he said.
"He's good at what he does though Clark."
"Oh, I'm sure he is. I was just surprised to see him there."
"Who was with him?"
"I don't know who he came with. I only saw him talking with Laney a long time." Clark said.
"Laney was with Stanley though," Tiffany said wondering why Laney hadn't called her back and given her the report on the party and who Skeeter was with as she had promised.
"Yeah. Laney was Stanley's date. I just saw Skeeter talking to her and a few other people, I don't know who he came with. It's none of my business of course. Well, Tiffany I'm sure Stanley will call you soon. Take good care," he said.
"Oh, by the way Clark. Laney called me and told me that you had hired an assistant and had to let her go during the party," she said hoping that maybe he would realize how wrong he was to fire her.
"Yeah, I caught her in the pantry of the kitchen with the celebrity chef. All the food was burned, it almost ruined the party. An agency had sent her. I didn't have much time invested thank goodness."
"I never did anything like that Clark. If you change your mind, I hope you'll call."
"I've decided to wait a while before I hire anyone else. I can handle the Christmas parties with Jan's help. Maybe after the first of the year I'll look around for another assistant. Then I'll have time to train someone."
"Oh, I see."
"Take care Tiffany. If I don't talk to you again, have a nice Christmas", he said hanging up the phone.
It won't be a very nice Christmas if something doesn't change and fast, she thought. She might starve if she waited for Clark to change his mind. She touched the button on the phone to connect with Skeeter on the other line.
"Sorry Skeeter. That was Clark."
"You comin' over Baby?" he asked wondering if he had time to call Jan first.
CONTINUED TOMORROW. MORE PHOTOS BELOW.