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Soap Opera "As The Mouse Moves" - Thursday January 29th 2004
Skeeter glanced over the rack of leopard print thongs in the front of his store window and noticed the marketing man getting out of a cab on Bleecker Street. His heart started to race as he realized this might be the job offer he had been waiting for.
"Good morning," Skeeter said as John O'Donnel opened the door to the lingerie store "Next to Nothing."
"Good morning Mr. Diamond," he said walking in glancing around at the racks of sheer lingerie.
"Come on in and have a seat. Make yourself comfortable," Skeeter said in his southern accent as he took the man's coat and placed it on a chair. John took a seat on the red velvet sofa and Skeeter pulled up another chair.
"How were the holidays?" John asked.
"Oh, great and yours?" Skeeter asked.
"Pleasant, thank you. Well, Mr. Diamond, you don't mind if I call you Skeeter do you?" he asked.
"Oh no. I'd rather that you did."
"I wonder if you have considered the position we discussed before the holidays?" he asked referring to the proposal that Skeeter model men's underwear for a company that he was representing.
"Yeah, I've given it a little thought," Skeeter said pretending to be only somewhat interested.
"Did you talk to your wife about the position?"
"I mentioned it to her."
"I trust this won't be a problem."
"It won't be a problem."
"Then I've been selected?" Skeeter asked eager to get on with the process.
"Well, it's not exactly that easy Skeeter."
"I thought I was almost assured of the position."
"Well the company that I am representing is interested in a relatively high profile man. Someone about your age that has recently had some kind of local publicity."
"Yeah, you saw the opening of the store on TV. It was a really big deal," Skeeter said referring to the opening of "Next to Nothing", that John had mentioned when he first approached him.
"Yes. That was what originally sparked the interest in using your image to promote my client's line of underwear."
"Good, good," Skeeter said.
"But you know there are other men that have been getting a lot of publicity lately and my client... well, they are considering other possibilities."
"What are you talking about?" Skeeter asked as his eyes narrowed.
"Well, they instructed me to approach this Park Avenue doorman that was recently involved in a picture with Miss Lola Rogers that was in the newspaper," John said raising his eyebrows as he recalled the scandalous picture of Lola and the doorman in bed.
"So? So what?" Skeeter said shrugging his shoulders.
"They are very interested in this doorman and I've contacted him."
"What exactly does that mean?"
"He's under consideration as well."
"Did your client see the picture of me with Lola leaving that midtown hotel right after that doorman's cheap trick?"
"Yes, they did see that and they found that very interesting. However, the picture of the doorman was how shall I say... more titillating."
"All it showed was his bare back and her face on the pillow," Skeeter said waving his hand as if it were nothing.
"But it shows that the doorman is very involved with Miss Rogers."
"Not anymore," Skeeter said leaning back in his chair as if relaxing.
"What do you mean?"
"Lola is seeing me now. She isn't seeing that little doorman anymore," Skeeter said.
"But I thought you were a married man Mr. Diamond," he said.
"Separated and in the process of divorce. I'm the only man Lola is seeing now and believe me, it's very serious," Skeeter said.
"Oh, that does change things," John said.
"Do I have the job?" Skeeter asked.
CONTINUED TOMORROW. MORE SOAP PHOTOS BELOW.