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Soap Opera "As The Mouse Moves" - Thursday April 8th 2004
"Amanda, mark those thongs down one more time", Skeeter instructed his gay sales clerk as he sipped his morning coffee.
"If I mark them down one more after this we may as well give them away," she said as she reached for her red pen on the desk where he was sitting in the back of his lingerie store "Next to Nothing."
"Business was good. I just don't understand it," he said.
"I think you might want to buy more refined lingerie. Maybe the women are tired of this leopard print and these crotch-less things," she said putting a slash through the prices on a few of the thongs. The front door opened and they both looked up eagerly hoping it was a customer.
"Oh no," Skeeter said under his breath as he watched his estranged wife Jan walking towards the back of the store. She couldn't see him where he was seated but she did see Amanda standing near the rack of thongs.
"Hello Amanda. Have you been coming to work everyday?" Jan asked frowning at the salesgirl.
"Of course," Amanda said as Jan stopped by a rack of sheer French maid costumes and pulled a few from the rack.
"Are you sure?" Jan snapped.
"Of course. What are you implying?"
"You haven't been reporting to me as I have asked you to," Jan said referring to her secret agreement that Amanda report Skeeter's activities to her since she was on Jan's payroll.
"I've been working. Skeeter can tell you," Amanda said glancing towards Skeeter as he listened with interest never bothering to get up from his chair and let his wife know he was in the store.
"Skeeter hasn't been working and you haven't told me everything that's going on in this store! That's what I pay you to do. I gave you a nice bonus and you've let me down. If you can't uphold your end of the arrangement then I don't know why I should continue to keep you on salary," Jan snapped as she started to walk towards the back of the store.
"Oh, so the two of you do have an arrangement," Skeeter said rising from his chair and standing up so Jan would see him.
"Skeeter! I didn't think you were here," Jan said glancing towards Amanda and frowning as if this were her fault.
"I can tell. So you gave Amanda a bonus to keep an eye on me?"
"It was just an agreement between the two of us. It has nothing to do with you."
"It didn't sound that way a minute ago Jan. Are you paying Amanda to spy on me?"
"Of course not," Jan lied.
"Then maybe it's time Amanda finds another job," Skeeter snapped frowning at the salesgirl.
"That's enough of this. I'm sick of both of you," Amanda said throwing the red pen across the floor. "I'm not going to work in this dysfunctional lingerie shop anymore," she said grabbing her jacket from the back of a chair and starting towards the front door.
"It's okay Amanda. Don't go," Jan said regretting that the situation had escalated so quickly.
"Let her go," Skeeter said thinking about the stack of good-looking young applicants in his desk drawer.
"The two of you deserve each other," Amanda said as she opened the front door and started to go out. She paused and turned to look as Jan and Skeeter were standing side by side in the back of the store watching her.
"I should sue you both," she said slamming the door.
"What the hell are you doing here?" Skeeter asked as he turned his attention to Jan.
"I came to ask you the same thing," she said throwing her purse on his desk and putting her hands on her hips.
CONTINUED TOMORROW. MORE SOAP PHOTOS BELOW.