She had spotted them outside before they had entered, and they sat at a table furthest from the bar – where she was. She still had a few cups to dry but she left them wet and moved towards the two customers in a pace not fast enough to show eagerness. They weren’t a couple she thought, but rather two ruthless business people meeting each other on just that: business. They had looked through the menu by the time she reached them, and they smiled at her as she approached.
“Is it okay if we only order drinks for now?” the man asked.
“Yes’ she said. ‘In fact, we’re offering samples of a new wine provided by one of our newest partners. Would you like to try it? It’s called Adlina Sorel.”
They nodded, and she returned with two tiny plastic cups filled with a dark liquid. After tasting it the two of them asked for full glasses of the same and enquired about where they could get more of it outside the restaurant.
“I’m glad you like it,’ she said, but it’ll be some time before it becomes widely available. Although, here’s one of the winery’s cards with their details on.”
They took one each, and she left to bring them more of the drink, but not before checking her name and phone numbers were printed correctly on the remaining business cards.