Tuesday, January 22, 2019 18:29

Luke

So I’d had a drink or two! In that game you drink hard and fast. Hard because we liked the stuff and fast because we couldn’t afford to be away from the trading room too long.You haven’t got the slightest idea have you? Have you any idea what I used to earn? I bet I earned more in a day than you lot do in a month. And you expect me to have lived like a monk or something? I know I’d had a lot to drink, but I could hold my booze. Besides, that little darling from the front desk was gagging for it. I told her every day about the new car I had on order and she got herself so worked up I could have done anything I wanted with her.

A ride in the car was gonna be just the beginning.

Actually it wasn’t the beginning. The beginning was lunch in the pub. I used to go with my mates from the floor, but that day I was feeling horny as hell and I took this Charlotte girl – think that was her name. Told her I was picking up the car later and suddenly she couldn’t wait to come with me. We went to a different place than normal in case my mates thought I was going soft or something. This girl, Charlotte, had on one of those skirts with like the pleat things down it. Short and sexy and just covered her arse. And her tits! My God, you should have seen her tits.

Charlotte wanted a glass of white wine. I said you can’t have just one glass. I got a bottle for her and a pint of the usual for me. We moved into one of those booths in the corner and just drank for ages. I had a skinful, I know I did, and Charlotte was just out of it. Kept saying “I’m gonna get the sack” and “You won’t let them sack me will you, Luke?” Like I give a shit about a girl who answers phones all day!

She didn’t have the slightest idea about cars. Told her about the 2.5 litre turbo-charged engine, ABS, anti-roll bar, alloy wheels, 0 – 60 in 5 seconds, top speed 143 mph. How could you not be impressed with a car like that? Silly cow just wanted to know what colour it was! And when I told her it was setting me back twenty-three big ones, she said: ‘What big ones?’

Anyway, I thought she could come with me to collect the car from the dealer and we could shoot up to Epping or somewhere. I wanted to photograph it while it was brand new. Thought she might like to warm the back seat with me too.

Look, I know I’d had one or two too many, but it was the guy on the other side of the road. He came over my side and I had to swerve to avoid him. Besides, I didn’t know there was a curve in the road right there.

My mates – the ones that bother to keep in contact – tell me there’s a new girl on the front desk now.

 

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