Case File Phantom
by Dana Ford
GENRE: Mystery Fiction
“Would you care for some wine?” The waiter asked pleasantly.
“None for me, thank you.” I replied.
“I’ll take a glass of your best red wine.” Sean responded.
“Very good sir.”
Sean jumped right in. “Did Alex talk to you about all of our services or did he just focus on one aspect of what we do, like print advertising?”
“Well, I actually did not tell you the whole truth about Alex and I.”
Sean perked up to listen.
“I do own a private investigation firm, but I never met Alex through your company.” The waiter returned with Sean’s glass of wine and sparkling water for me. We both ordered their chef’s special pasta with a salad.
“Oh.” Sean thought for a moment.
“But, tell me. What services do you have?” I asked. I actually did want to know.
Until dinner arrived, Sean presented all of the details that were included in the marketing folder that he had brought. He pitched ways to expose my business from print advertising, to social media strategies. “Are you interested in pursuing any of these marketing approaches?” He asked, knowing that he was one of the best salesmen on the Brown & Edwards sales team.
Taking a look over all of the amazing food that was just placed on our table, I also considered the marketing services that Sean had presented. “Let me think about it.” I responded.
“You had the same hesitation when we met the other day. What exactly are you thinking about?” He returned like a true salesman.