Paradise Induction Chapter 5 – Extract 9
“Reception staff are usually here, but they’re out today,” said Larry. “So I’m running the show all on my lonesome.”
“So,” he said as he sat at his desk and wheeled an office chair over to Chris.
“So, what happens next?” replied Chris as he sat.
“You have to pick up your permit which I believe costs -” he grabbed a sheet of paper from his desk. “Four-hundred dollars.”
Chris’ eyes widened.
“You may want to get yourself a cocktail mixing book and a few other props,” continued Larry. “But Laud will help you with all the additional stuff.”
“Okay, wow,” Chris began. “Um, I thought all the permit stuff was done and paid for, wasn’t it?” Calculating it in his head, the move from London had now cost him $3200 including the air fares. But it would be worth the trouble. It was paradise after all. It’s got to have a cost.
“Nope, you gotta pay for the permit,” said Larry. “And then you need to take your Food Handler’s Test.”
“Huh? Okay. What’s the Food Handler’s Test?”
“Nothing too serious. Just a silly tutorial about basic easy things and then a little exam at the end. Very simple. Nothing to worry about. I think you just missed one and the next one comes up in two weeks.”