For once I was at a loss for words. I stared at Lesley dumbly. Had I really just heard what she had asked me to do?
I had to rewind her words in my head, replay her words to make sure I had heard correctly.
"I will keep you employment with us open and find you an alternative position, off cleaning and off storeroom. But there is something I want you to do for me. I have a nephew whose best friend has won four tickets to an exclusive party night at a top night club. His friend is taking his girlfriend and he wants Robert to come along with his own date."
I'd been stupid enough to ask how that involved me.
"I want you to go along as Robert's date."
Yep, that was she she had said, I was sure of it. I finally found my tongue.
"His date! Lesley! I'm sorry, I don't quite understand. Is Robert gay or something? I can't do that. I am normal. I mean no offense to Robert but I'm heterosexual."
Lesley chuckled. "No Robert is not gay, in fact is is quite manly but he doesn't have a girlfriend presently and Sally, Tom's girlfriend, wouldn't happy going to the party in the company of two boys."
My expression remained one of confusion. "I still don't understand."
"You Adrian, you would go as Robert's girlfriend, or female companion."