*Subtitles for the benefit of those would like to translate the dialogue.
It’s a typical day for Zola Welton, meeting after meeting at Welton Inc. Running a business from the ground up has been no easy feat for Zola. The business is mainly centered around designing fashions for the couture runways and the several opulent department stores worldwide. Other businesses incorporated under her roof are a modeling agency and a magazine. Let’s look in on the meeting currently in progress.
Zola:”On to the next action item. We have two weeks until Xita’s farewell party, so everything has to be finalized today.”
Zola:”Victor what is our budget?”
Victor:”I’ve allocated $12,000 for this function.”
Zola:”Ok Deanna you have $8,000 for the food and drinks”
Deanna:”I’ll call Yates Catering”
Xita is the present Miss City Circlez. Her reign is coming to an end and as she is a former W Model, Zola is planning a farewell party.
Deanna:”What if I got a couple of our models to be waitresses in tuxes?”
Zola:”Yes that can work. Just ensure Sasha has a training session or two with them before the evening.”
Serena:”Excuse me Zola?”
Serena:”I’ll work with Emma on the guest list. What’s the cap?”
Zola:”Ahh… Let’s make it 50 guests. I’ll send you what I have so far.”
Zola:”Cocktails to start at 7pm, RSVP by next Wednesday.”
Zola:”Make sure our three top models are in attendance.”
Deanna:”I don’t know if you will agree, but I think Romain should handle the decor.”
Zola:”Actually I agree. Have Delilah assist.”
Zola:”Ashley you got all that?”
Ashley:”Yes Ms. Welton.”
Ashley:”I’ll call Romain and Delilah and get them up to spe..” Zola:”Excuse me Ashley.”
Zola:”Victor is that a game you are playing in the middle of the meeting?”
Victor:”Ahh no, I mean yes. So sorry Z, I mean Ms. Welton.” Ashley:”Tsk, tsk”
Watch out, Zola absolutely abhors disrespectful employees.
Victor:”My apologies Ms. Welton, this new game app is addicting and it got the better of me. It won’t happen again.”
Zola:”Ok then. I want updates by 3, and Serena I just remembered, please take care of the crown. Meeting adjourned.”
Victor shamefully puts away the cellphone and Zola eager for the meeting to finish stands to signal the end to a long morning.
Ashley:”Ms. Welton, the meeting with Sophie is next.” Zola:”OK that is the last meeting for the morning. After that it’s lunch.”
Everyone except Zola and Ashley leave the office.
Ashley:”Maybe you should ask Emma to send in Sophie” Zola:”Yes guess I should.”
Zola:”Emma is Sophie Fernando there?” Emma over intercom:”Yes Ms. Welton.” Zola:” Please let her in”
Zola presses the intercom to call Emma at the front desk.
Sophie Fernando, the W Modeling agency PRO, sashays in to the office with a firm agenda for this meeting.
Zola:”Zola before you start harping again about my assistant. I fired her and hired a new one.”
Sophie:”Actually this one is a little more than an assistant.”
Zola:”I’m so glad to hear, but where is she?”
Sophie:”On their way. They had an errand to run for me.” Zola:”When did they start?” Sophie:”Don’t worry about that. I need to raise their salary a tad.”
Zola:”Sophie what ever for? The amount of travelling you do, exceeds your stipulated budget twofold!”
Sophie:”Well I don’t know about that. I do know I am travelling representing the Modeling Agency.”
Zola:”I can’t justify a raise, there is just too many things going on now.” Sophie:”Trust me this assistant deserves it.”
Sophie:”They were working on something for me. When they come, then we’ll know if they were successful.” Zola:”This something better be an income generating project. If not, then a raise is out of the question entirely.”
Zola:”So what’s your assistant’s name?” Emma over intercom:”Excuse me Ms. Welton?”
Zola:”Yes Emma what is it?” Emma over intercom:”Ms Fernando’s assistant is here, should I send them in?”
Zola:”Please send her in.” Emma over intercom:”Ms Welton it’s not a …”
Slightly agitated by Sophie’s demands, Zola is a bit curt and ends the call before Emma finishes her sentence. What was she trying to say?
Then moments after Zola turns around, the answer steps through the door.