Mr. King is usually the only person at the bar who can see the screen on the bar’s front corner TV. Aside from the bartender, everyone else either has their back to the TV or they have it in the corner of their eyes. The bartender can see the TV, too, from Mr. King’s angle, head on, but she often has things to do at the times when Mr. King is at Frey Smoked Meat Company.
Mr. King knows, however, from times he has stayed too long at Frey Smoked Meat Company, that, after he usually leaves, there is an hours-long lull, when everyone keeps themselves occupied with busy work or with hen partying at the opposite side of the bar from where Mr. King sits.
Mr. King wants Sophia to find a channel that is all westerns.
Sophia hasn’t told Mr. King this, yet, but, she doesn’t want to do this, and this is only the second day that Mr. King has wanted to talk about it. Sophia knows that Mr. King will want to discuss this new all-western project for at least the next week and she was already tired of pretending to be interested yesterday. Luckily, Sophia is going on vacation tomorrow and she knows Mr. King will have forgotten about it by the time she gets back.
Sophia hasn’t told Mr. King this, yet, but, she thinks that if he wants to watch old westerns, which he isn’t even going to pay attention to, anyway, then Mr. King is the person who should be scrolling through every single channel on the TV menu to find this imaginary all-western TV channel.
Mr. King says, “I would think it would be a fun thing for you to do when you don’t have anything else to do.”
Sophia doesn’t say it, but she thinks it to herself, “And, what do you have to do, Mr. King?”
Mr. King says, “It could be either all westerns or a wrestling channel. I think it would be nice to watch wrestling, too. Maybe we’ll learn something. I’m not asking you to scroll through every channel. Just stop when you find a western channel or a wrestling channel. It could be anything that starts with “w”, just not the Weather Channel. We can see the weather out the window. There’s no point in watching the same thing twice.”
There was no point in watching the weather channel on a New Orleans day. Every New Orleans day is beautiful in its own way.
When it is time for you to visit New Orleans, you should stay at La Belle Esplanade. You'll be able to meet Mr. King yourself, in person.