Friday, August 12, 2011
Nicolene 'phones from the Argentinian Embassy confirming a booking for four, and a delivery of two keyboards, a guitar and drums.
Musicians! Aah, sex, drugs and rock 'n roll. And, Doef! Doef!! Doef!!!
I receive an e=mail from Ernesto confirming his arrival at 10h15. (Tuesday) Ernesto, Javier and Pablo are arriving 7am (Wednesday).
Ernesto is arriving twice, and what has happened to number 4?
Then Nicolene 'phones again. Their driver is on his way to collect two keyboards, a guitar and drums.
"No, hold on," she says, "the driver will be dropping these off. Are your directions the same as on the website?"
The driver arrives and drops the items in the sitting room.
"Please," I plead, "could you kindly take these through to the bedroom?"
He lights up a cigarette, and ponders the consequences.
"Oh, all right! But, this is not in my job description."
The guests arrive near midnight, request a taxi at 5am, and promptly fall asleep.
5am no taxi. I call Sophie who tells me that the driver, "is new, but not to worry, he promises that he knows where you are and here is his number."
I call Twespo.
"I have been waiting outside for fifteen minutes," he says. "There is an old lady, peeping out from beind her curtains, and looking at me funny. Is that you?"
"Where are you?" I screech, as Javier taps his watch as though it is my fault.
"Number 2 Harvard Street," replies Twespo.
We are Number 2 Halifax Street.