What's going on around here? It's smokier than usual.
What? The non-smoking section behind the piano has just been converted to a smoking section?
When? A couple days ago!
What? Without telling me?
There's no way I'm gonna play here, trapped between the smoking section of the lobby and the smoking section of the bar only a few metres away.
Call the duty manager. We gotta move the piano or I'll quit. Don't you know how much I can't stand cigarette smoke? Read Le Bon Journal: Smoke like you don't want to live.
Next day. Why hasn't the piano been moved?
It wasn't booked to be moved? I don't care. Let's move it anyway.
Where? Over there, in the nonsmoking section, near the front desk.
Ah, but the people sitting in the bar can't hear me now.
So what? They're busy talking and smoking anyway. It's the nonsmokers that really listen.
Oh yeah? I'll prove it to you.
6 February 2003 Thursday