I recovered quickly from my cold, and finally, my first day at the TV station came.
At ten o'clock in the morning, I walked into the studio and reported for work. I was nervous to be in front of the camera, but before long, we started shooting.
The show's guest today was a very lively and dynamic entrepreneur. Charles was also an entrepreneur, but unlike my interviewee, he was a cold, taciturn man.
Damn! Why was I thinking of Charles while I was at work? Realizing that I was being unprofessional, I shoved Charles out of my mind and concentrated on doing my job well.
Half an hour later, the shoot was over. The director and staff were pleased with my performance. They even said that I was a very promising host for their channel and that as long as I worked hard, I would have a bright future.
Then, they invited me to lunch as their way of welcoming me to the company. But I politely refused. It was just my first day working at the TV station, and I did not want my colleagues to think that I was being given special treatment.
So at lunch time, I decided to eat alone at a nearby restaurant. A few minutes after I sat down, I saw Rita enter the establishment.
She had a few bodyguards following her.
And to my surprise and displeasure, she took the seat across from mine without asking me first.
"Scarlett! Fancy seeing you here!"
"Hi, Rita. Are you here alone? Where's Charles?" I did not want to exchange pleasantries with her, but I had no choice. I did not want to be rude to her in public.