"Why is she giving you money ?" Sebastian asked.
"I borrow a few dollars for bus fare to get around." Nachine said removing her clothes.
"Woman, she's the last person you want to borrow money from," Sebastian said going into the manager's office. "She worries you to the bitter end for her money back but won't pay a dime of yours back." Turning in his chair laughing, he checked out Nachine sliding into her uniform.
"No that's why mom believes you're unimportant," Rochelle said.
"Your mama told you some crap like that?"
"No," Rochelle said. "I over heard you and mama through the wall after you rolled off."
"Get up front," Sebastian said. "It's getting time for me to move on from Delores."
"Hurry up," Rochelle said.
"No man keeps being disrespected ," Sebastian said.
Nachine knew his threats were fallen short. Rochelle reminded her of her dead daughter Zetta. She gnawed at men and wanted more money than anyone else had. She winked at Sebastian then and went to the front counter where Rochelle instructed her to turn on the water to feel the food cave. This was knew to Nachine. Her old jobs before consisted of light house cleaning or babysitting .
"It's a water bath to keep the food hot," Rochelle said placing steel pans securely over the water. She had placed red buckets filled with water on the floor near the cash registrar and near the trash cans. Pink rags and paper towel rolls were shelved on the wall near the restrooms. The mop pail had muddy water with no mop. "Go clean the outside glass."
Dipping a rag in one of the buckets, Nachine dripped water on the floor going towards the glass. She planned to do no mopping or trash dumping. This was a cover job something to make some chump coins.
"Get some paper towel and Windex," Rochelle said forcing a pan in the last opening in the cave. "Have you every clean a window."
"Nope," Nachine said.
"You don't use sanitized water."
"I do dish and I do a light vacuuming."
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