THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 117
…Roy takes a sip of his drink, staring at it like the artichoke bit him in the nose, “Now that is an interesting tasting Bloody Mary……rum?”…
The best place to find out about a new town is to talk with the bartender.
“This is like Monopoly money, hand over 50 $J for a drink, that is an arm & a leg!?”
“Yes, I would like a Bloody Mary with an artichoke and a saw,” Roy is playing.
“Make that two, good man….” she supposes a name with a face, “Hold the artichoke for mine.”
“Okay JimmyD, didn’t we see you at the front desk when we checked in?” they had arrived frazzled and unaware of new appearances.
“2 towsand sorries 4 da rooms bad, maid queet on spot. Red eye peeple catch us weeth pants down.”
“Yes we uze Ovaproof een everything, dunt be dreenking 2 miny.”
“Say, we did not book a tour, so we will need some help getting around the island, any suggestions?”
“Roger!” he gestures at a husky man at the other end of the bar to come over. “He eez da best driva on dee island; Roger da Dodger, who drives a Chevy and friend to da lodger.”
“That is quite a tagline Roger,” a hand is extended. “I am Roy and this is Francine,” who shakes the new character’s hand as well.
“It is nice to meet you,” he responds with a West Indies accent, but it is clear he has been educated elsewhere. “Here is my card:”