Alpha Omega M.D. – Episode #144
…There is no big winner in the “Who’s Calling Game” this time…
The photography lab telephone reverberates noisily on the wall. The mystery of who is calling is a relatively new game played by two or more people.
“Jackson!” Harv thinks it is his editor.
“George!” Judith guesses it is her brother.
“Herbert Love for Harv Pearson, please,” requests the caller, not recognizing Judith’s voice across a fuzzy, long distance connection.
“He is right here, Mr. Love.” She hands the receiver to Harv. There is no big winner in the “Who’s Calling Game” this time.
“Nothing bad I pray?”
“Oh no, Herb, I’m sure you haven’t done anything bad since you wore short pants,” he flatters.
“You are too kind… say, was that Judith Eastman picking up the line? Yes? Good, because what I have to say concerns both of you. I was speaking with John Ferrell the other day and he told me that James was working on his first big project – something about you two lovebirds dreaming up a new news rag. And I mean to tell you, any undertaking that you two are involved in has to be success etched in stone.
“It is a magazine, not your normal rag Herb, but go on,” Harv prompts, sharing the receiver bell with Judith; familiarly of cheek-to-cheek closeness.
“Without beating around the bush, or sticking my nose where it doesn’t belong, I would like to throw a goodly sum into your initial investment. I hope I am not too bold, folks, but we all know that the more cash you have in the beginning, the greater the chances are for real success.”
Pearson-Eastman, Eastman-Pearson nod to each other.