6:45am monday morning saw a gorgeously dressed Vanessa.
She wore a black pencil belly skirt that was below her knee and tucked in a
bright yellow shirt, a black heel and a yellow bag. She let her hair fall on her shoulders. Her make up was light.
Janeth had told her to be there by 8:00am on the dot.
Since she didn’t have a driver yet and did not know the location of the place, she decided to go early, incase she misses her way, she’ll still make it there on time.
She stepped out, locked her door and walked to the road.she waved down a taxi
“Magandang umaga..saan ka pupunte? (good
morning. where are you going?) ” the driver greeted
“uuuumm. I don’t understand your language man..” she said
“Oh!. I’m sorry. you English. I asked where you’re going to.”
“ok. I don’t really know the location? it’s henson clothing company..?”she said
“Ok. I know there. Get in..” he said
“Oh thank God.” She whispered.
She got in and he drove off.
“Umm. You new here?” he asked.
Vanessa was in no mood to talk she was nervous but she answered him. It might help her calm down..
“Yea. I am. Moved here three days ago..”
“hhmmmm. You’re beautiful. Married?” he asked casting a lustful glance at her before turning to face the road.
“I’d rather not talk about my personnal life mister.” she said trying to hide her irritation
“Oh c’mon. I’ll do you good. Don’t be shy..” he said stopping the car and turning to face her
“Look here. You don’t know me or what I’m capable of doing. If you don’t move this car and take me to my destination I swear I will rip out your balls and feed it to the dogs.” she
said breathing heavily.
The look she had on scared the hell out of the driver.
“Yes ma’am. I’m sorry ma’am..” he said and drove off.
Some mins later they arrived.
She stepped down and brought out her purse to pay him
“Don’t worry about it monster.. I mean
ma’am.” he said and zoomed off.
Vanessa smiled to herself
“Now that’s what I’m talking about..” she said and entered into the building.
She walked up to the secretary.
“Hi good morning. How can I help you?” the secretary greeted with a smile
” I was supposed to meet with
your boss today.?”
“Do you have an appointment with
“No I mean yes. Well it was my sis. no my friend who contacted him on my behalf..”
“Ooh! Ok. Let me call him.”
The secretary called him…
“Hello sir… I’m sorry for disturbing you sir but there is a…” she trailed off
“What’s your name please.?”
“Chlo…(clears throat) Vanessa.. Vanessa Collins..”
“Vanessa Collins is here to see you. Ok sir.”
“You can go in ma’am..” the secretary said…
“Ok thanks. uumm, directions please.?”
“Sorry. 11th floor, first office by your
Vanessa took the elevator..
“Ok. Breathe Chloe. Breathe. It’s just an
She stepped out of the elevator and knocked on the first door on her right like the receptionist said..
“pasok ka..(come in)..” a voice answered
Vanessa who didn’t understand continued knocking
” I said come in.” the voice yelled
“Oh. So that’s what he said” she thought.
she adjusted her clothe, opened the door and walked in.
“Good morning sir.” she greeted
“Why did you…
He stopped when he took a look at her..
“wooow…wooow..wooow… I’m sorry for yelling pretty. Please do have a seat..” he said calmly.
He didn’t say anything after that. He
just sat down and stared at her. It made her uncomfortable and she did not hide it.
“Sir, you’re staring too much and I’m not comfortable with it.”
“Oh call me Raphael and I’m sorry for
staring, you’re just so beautiful.” he said eyeing her..
“Thank you but can we please go straight to the point?” she said bringing out her credentials and handing it to him.
He flipped through the pages
“uuummm. Miss Vanessa. Is that it?” he asked
“Yes sir. Vanessa”
“Ok. Well your file dated back to seven years ago. What were you doing or where have you been the past 7 years?”
The question caught her off guard. She didn’t expect it
“I…uumm…well..(clears throat) I was
incapacitated, got involved in a terrible
accident. I had to wait so I can heal
completely before starting over.”
“hmmmmm..well. it’s enough reason to not give you this job seeing that you’ve not been practicing for almost seven years but because of the person who recommended you and the
fact that you’re very beautiful. You have the Job..” he said
“Wait! So that’s it? No tests? No nothing?”
“Yes. You’re hired. You can start immediately or tomorrow.”
“I’ll start right away sir. Thank you sir..” she said excitedly and left his office