Soap Opera "As The Mouse Moves" - Wednesday October 13th 2004
Tiffany picked up her pen and circled a job opening in the New York Times help wanted section. She put the newspaper on the coffee table when the phone rang.
"Hello," she answered.
"Hi Tiffany," Starlene said.
"Oh hello, Mrs. Morgan," she said teasing her sister on her recent Las Vegas marriage to the wealthy Stanley Morgan.
"It does sound good. Doesn't it?" Starlene said as she leaned back on the sofa in Stanley's Upper East Side townhouse.
"Yeah. So how are the newlyweds doing?"
"Well, Stanley went to the office today. I'm here with the housekeeper."
"It must be nice," Tiffany said visualizing her sister in the plush house.
"It's great. I just love it. Look what are you up to over the next couple of days?"
"I'm looking for jobs and a roommate."
"Why don't you go with Stanley and me to Georgia."
"You're going home?"
"Yeah. I want Stanley to meet Mama and Daddy."
"I don't know. I would love to but I really have to get a roommate," Tiffany said.
"Come on Tiffany. Go with us. I want you there. Besides Stanley has business coming up and this is the only time we can go," she said.
"But Skeeter's put an ad in the window of the lingerie store downstairs. I have to meet the women that want to move in with me."
"Put it off until you get back."
"The rent will soon be due and when people are looking for a room they want an answer right away."
"I have an idea, let Skeeter screen them."
"Well, he is going to screen them, but I want to make the selection."
"Oh come on Tiffany. Mama's going to give Stanley and me a little party. I want you to be there. All of the people from Lillard will be coming over to meet my rich husband."
"Okay. I'll call Skeeter and see if he'll take care of this for me," she said.
"Good. Pack your bags too. Stanley and I will pick you up tonight."
"Tonight! Are you kidding?"
"No. I told you Stanley has business coming up and this is the best time for him to go," Starlene said.
"Okay. Let me call Skeeter and see if he'll handle this for me," she said hanging up the phone. She quickly dialed the number to "Next to Nothing," downstairs.
"Excuse me," Skeeter said as the sexy young woman handed him a piece of paper with her phone number on it.
"Next to Nothing," he said answering the phone.
"Skeeter hi. Are you busy?" Tiffany asked.
"Oh, just taking applications for the apartment," he said.
"Great. Have you had many girls ask about it?"
"Yeah, about ten women have come in and wanted to know when they could go up and see the apartment," he said winking at the pretty young woman as she stood in front of him in the lingerie shop.
"I have one more favor I'd like to ask Skeeter," Tiffany said hesitating.
"Starlene is taking Stanley home to meet Mom and Dad. She wants me to go with her. Mom's giving them a little party. I was wondering if you would mind taking care of the roommate applicants while I'm gone."
"No, no problem at all. Just give me the keys to your apartment and I'll show it for you," he said watching the shapely young applicant browsing through a rack of thongs.
CONTINUED TOMORROW. MORE SOAP PHOTOS BELOW.