The Memorial Service for Jeffery Charles was to begin at 10:00 am. It was to be held in the 6th floor conference centre.
It was close to 10:20 when I walked the 6th floor corridor. Miss Carpon stood in the hall, gave me a hopeful smile. I nodded, walked passed her, snatched two tiny chocolate muffins from the side table, and continued. I passed the open doors, which revealed a completely empty auditorium.
I went up to the roof, ate my muffins, smoked a cigarette, was joined by co-workers, (who had also taken their snacks) and we discussed the recent football match.
About 10:40 when I came down. I passed the conference room, which was still empty, I took the last two chocolate muffins, and went to my ‘post’.