By Dan Fante
In l. a., suffering telemarketer-writer and part-time under the influence of alcohol Bruno Dante is jobless back. The booklet of his booklet of brief tales has been do away with indefinitely. looking the wish advertisements for a gig, he reveals a chauffeur task. while Bruno calls the quantity within the advert, he discovers the boss is his former long island service provider David Koffman, who's establishing a West Coast department of his thriving limo provider. Koffman hires Bruno as resident supervisor of Dav-Ko Hollywood lower than one : he needs to stay sober. yet immediate enterprise good fortune triggers an abrupt booze-and-blackout-soaked downward spiral for Bruno, forcing him to confront his personal insanity as he struggles to maintain his previous everyday demons from getting the simplest of him once more.
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You’re aware that I’m withholding your security deposit until further notice,” he said flatly. “No Bill,” says I. ” “You’re a smoker, busta. That bedroom’ll need fumigation and a double coat of repaint. ” “Excessive use, Bill? ” “I’m talking about wear and tear, busta. Repairs. ” “You can call me…first of next week,” the old prick snorted. ” “Look Bill,” I said. “I’ve been here eighteen months. I paid a five-hundred-dollar deposit. In cash. I want my money back. Go check the room out for yourself.
Nothing equals a good dump. ” “Swell. ” Somewhere in the room behind my boss a curtain came open and a sudden shaft of light illuminated a person—a young Latino guy—naked from the waist up, a foot shorter than Koffman and twenty-five years younger. The kid continued moving around and getting dressed for the rest of the time me and my boss stood shooting the breeze. “I’m picking up a Lincoln Town Car,” Koffman went on. “You’ll drive me—us—around for the rest of the day and I’ll begin your indoctrination as the first Dav-Ko employee at the California branch.
Koffman gave each of our new guys his own credit card. He also supplied them with a company cell phone, with strict instructions about personal use. But, after thinking about it, I decided to buy my own. I didn’t want David up my ass and I wanted to keep my privacy. Then one morning my boss had a brainstorm. A. can sometimes be impossible, he came up with a scheme to make the rounds of the local old-age homes, offering free afternoon transportation to their clientele, to and from their doctor appointments.