When I finally reached
the parking lot he said “let me make this up to you. I have some steaks
defrosted at home and can put them on the BBQ Besides, you've never seen my
place. And we can bring the dogs inside with us.”
I may have been disappointed but I was still hungry. So I followed him this time to an ugly stucco beige colored two-story apartment building in the West Valley. It was the worst looking building on the busy street lined with tall palm trees. The building’s gardens were practically dead and the paint was peeling. I still had high hopes that his unit would be well-kept, clean and cozy. Maybe it would be filled with the jewels he stole as a cat burglar!