There’s three of them, all masked up in the doctor’s waiting room. Flu jab.
The Bloke is watching something with a violin soundtrack on his phone, and tells the others (because how often do you meet actual new people during a pandemic):
‘It’s a YouTube video on Japanese cheesecake. Looks lovely’.
Which leads to discussion about a really good chicken dish involving ginger, soy sauce and rice wine.
Lady 1 is called in for her jab.
The Bloke says to Lady 2:
‘Should have been a chef, not an accountant. Wanted to switch when I was 34, but they said it was too late’.
‘It’s never too late’, says Lady 2 encouragingly.
‘It is too late,’ he says. ‘Won’t ever have my own restaurant now.’
There’s a bit of a silence, then the Bloke gets called in for his jab.
‘Look up the Japanese cheesecake video, right?’
Lady 2 says she definitely will.