Roman sat at the table smiling with his drink in hand looking at the two men. Dennis was the more talkative and bubbly one of the two. Julian was very withdrawn and reserved for his physical appearance. He was a tall man of average built with a goatee, moustache, short hair, small sunken eyes and a smile that showed four crooked teeth. The cause of his crooked teeth being that he had “two extra teeth” but oddly it enough, it blended in with his look. Dennis was slightly below average in height, he was chubby with a stubble beard, big eyes, bushy eyebrows and a big smile that complimented his personality. Dennis wore a brown t-shirt with black shorts and flip flops and Julian wore a white t-shirt with blue shorts and flip flops too.
Dennis and Julian took turns to remind Roman of his perfomances the previous night. Apparently he was so drunk he went to Mens toilet and upon finding it fully occupied he proceeded to take the Janitor’s Tip jar and urinated in it. There was a little scuffle but his friends came and resolved it. Roman then went on to kiss some random lady at the bar to prove that he was a lesbian. He played a game of pool with an empty beer bottle because he said pool was art. He drank a glass of fruit juice then downed half a bottle of vodka after because he said mixing them would spoil the juices taste. He went to complain to the Manager that the screens kept playing the same advert over and over. It turns out he was staring at the cigarette machine the whole time. The best was when he tried to enter the counter where you keep your bag, jacket or coat thinking it was the VIP section.
They all laughed uncontrollably until breakfast arrived and they dug into their plates. They ate in silence except for the sound of cutlery clinking and scrapping on the plate. They ate as if it was their first meal in days, totally consumed by their food as well as totally consuming it. “Wow! That really hit the spot! Now I’m ready to start the day!”, Roman said with a big smile on his face. “We thought your day had already started and this was just a quick pitstop before you get back on track?” Dennis added on jokingly. “Practically speaking you’re very correct so on that note let’s get back into it shall we”, Roman said rubbing his hands. “Well we clearly signed up when we tested out and enjoyed the free trial last night. I guess now we just have to solidify our membership” , Julian said with a grin. “Gentlemen your membership has been approved, let’s have a drink to celebrate this new venture”, Roman said whilst standing up to call the waitor over.
The waitor came over and Roman procceeded to order, “May I please have three of your finest and biggest beers?”. “Sure, I’ll bring you a good recomendation”, the waitor replied with a big smile. “Sorry to ask, what’s your name by the way?” , Roman asked the waitor. “Oh my name is Nelson” the waitor replied. “Well this is Dennis and Julian and I am Roman, Thank you for everything so far”, Roman said whilst shaking Nelson’s hand. “Not a problem guys Thank you for making my job easier, now let me get your drinks!” Nelson replied as he hurried off excitedly. “For a guy who plays pool with a beer bottle, urinates in tip jars and chases his juice with alcohol..you’re surprisingly well mannered” Julian remarked. Roman shook his head and chuckled, “At least I didn’t forget my manners and when to apply them so that’s a good sign.”
Their drinks arrived shortly after and the men were back to drinking and chatting again. All around them were people of different ages and genders talking, laughing, drinking, eating, playing on their phones, reading newspapers or having a go at the foosball table. It was a lively and vibey environment in the diner that morning and it added on to the already good day the three men were having. They ordered shots and downed a few more beers as they laughed and chatted on. Sitting at another table one could easily assume that they had known each other for a fairly long time. In the middle of all the drinking and laughter, Roman suddenly felt his pocket vibrating. He reached into it and pulled out his phone, 📞CALVIN CALLING📞 the screen read. “Excuse me guys I just need to take this call” Roman said to Dennis and Julian as he raised the phone to his ear to pick up the call.
“Hello! Hey bro what’s up with you?” Roman said. “YOU’RE STILL ALIVE??? OH MAN! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRO! I didn’t think you’d make it through the night!” Calvin shouted out from the other line. There was loud laughter on both ends of the phone call. “I’m like Wolverine mixed with the Highlander, self healing plus you can only kill me by cutting off my head” Roman joked. There was a roar of laughter from all the men. “Well let’s put that to the test my mutant friend, so where are you now?” Calvin asked. “Right now at the diner, I had breakfast and now some drinks with Dennis and Julian from last night” Roman responded. “Oh is that those guys from last night?”. “Yes Spot on! I met them in the diner again today so we had breakfast and drinks” , Roman replied. “Cool! Why don’t you all come over to my place and then we’ll take it from there?” Calvin asked. “Ok let me just ask them quickly” Roman lowers the phone from his ear and proceeds to ask Dennis and Julian. “Do you guys want to go to my friend Calvin’s place or do you have other plans?”. “It’s your Birthday so if you want us to join you then let’s go!” They both replied. “Ok then lets do this!” Romain said as he held the phone back to his ear. “Calvin! Get the ship ready beacause we are going to sail away into the sunset!”. “Oh for sure bro! See you guys soon!” Calvin excitedly replied as he hung up the phone.
“Ok gentlemen let’s down these and take this party elsewhere” Roman said as he grabbed his glass. The men downed their drinks, called the waitor over to settle their bill and left soon after. By now the sun was shining brightly outside and the temperature was very favourable with a cool breeze. People were dressed in short and loose clothing, some were topless on the way to the beach, swimming pool, park, skating skateboarding and all. The day just exuded a lot of happines and fun. As the men made their way to Calvin’s place they talked and laughed more. They arrived at Calvin’s place and buzzed him to let them in which he did and they made their way to his appartment. They knocked at the door and almost immediately it opened and Calvin peered out, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROMAN!! Let’s get this party started!”. The men hugged and greeted each other at the door before Calvin let them into his appartment. As they walked in they saw more people already there and turned to Calvin who just shrug his shoulders. “Well it’s a celebration after all so we have company..say Hello to the Birthday Boy Everyone!”…
TO BE CONTINUED…