Word Count
March 26, 2007
“Dodge, I hate to complain but this soup is cold.”

“Jean Paul! Jean Paul!”

“Oui Monsieur Dodge?”

“The Prime Minister’s soup is cold.”

“Cucumber soup is supposed to be served cold Monsieur Dodge.”

“Couldn’t you zap it for a few seconds?”

“Oui Monsieur.”

“Throw in a few chunks of something expensive in it while you’re at it.”

“Sigh...Oui Monsieur.”

“I have to hand it to you Dodge, this is a great dining room you got here.”

“Thanks. It certainly cuts down on our entertainment expenses. We above all else, need to show physical responsibility.”

“I noticed you have a separate cafeteria for the rest of the employees.”

“But of course. You wouldn’t want to stand in line with all that riff raff now would you?”

“Good heaven’s no.”

“And besides, only executives eat for free, the rabble has to pay.”

“Sounds fair to me, I’ll give this some serious thought. I wonder if I can get a personal chef of my own. Or better yet, a chef for each member of cabinet.”

“Think of the money your government would save on dining out! You’d be an inspiration to Canadians everywhere. I’ll give you some advice though, if you have a cafeteria set up for the help, be sure to install an Ontario Lotteries Kiosk in it as well. That’s when the real money starts to come in.”

“Wink wink.”

“Nudge nudge.”

“Your Lobster and Cucumber Soup sir.”

“I’ve changed my mind, I want it cold.”

“Sigh. Oui, Monsieur.”
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