Lorraine was sitting at a table with a never was actor called Sean Pine.
He had appeared in a science fiction serial over ten years ago before falling into oblivion. Then, at his ‘hey day’ he had obtained a pile of fans, mostly women over fifty, who saw him as perfect.
He had appeared at a Science Fiction Conference some years ago. She had attended as a dieter sneaking out to have a piece of cheese cake. It was one of those experiences you give yourself, just to give it to yourself. And not something you would repeat.
She had found Sean Pine, the actor on the stage obnoxious. Just as he, the man sitting opposite her at the coffee shop was obnoxious.