Click to use the Talking Dictionary43. The Front Desk Has a Dark Side


43. It was a big apartment building. The building was in Manhattan. Delivery people left packages at the front desk. The front desk held the packages for apartment tenants. Mr. Allen was expecting a package. He stopped at the front desk. He asked Nora if there was a package for him. She said, "Yes, sir. But only Simon can hand out the packages." Mr. Allen asked, "Where's Simon?" She said, "He's on break, Mr. Allen. He'll be back in 5 minutes." Twenty minutes later, Simon arrived. Mr. Allen told Simon there was a package for him. "Apartment number," said Simon. "3A," said Mr. Allen. Simon went into the package room. He came back about five minutes later. "Sign here," he said. Mr. Allen asked, "Where?" Sighing, Simon pointed at a blank space in the notebook. Mr. Allen signed in the blank space. Simon gave him the package. Mr. Allen said, "Thank you." Simon said nothing. 3.5


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