- I have not felt lonely in the longest time, that's true. I bemoan my single status with my friends, but that's just 'habitual banter', a Greek chorus, more for entertainment than an honest espression of misery. I am not discontented or lonely - in fact, far from it. I also know i want a wedding, but am I ready for marriage?
- On the way to the tea machine, i have to walk past the most powerful mafia in the hotel biz, the secretaries. The grandes dames are seated in their order of importance. I bow my head deferentially and flash them my most obsequious smile. Rosie narrows her eyes and waves me over. Shit! Today is just not my day.