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Nora kept theirs in the ba*****t, where she secretly enjoyed it all year.
The beefcake calendar was a financial disaster for all concerned, but it created more interest the following Christmas. Sales almost doubled MBT UK .
Luther bought one every year, but only because it was expected. Oddly, there was no price attached to the calendars, at least not to the ones delivered personally by the likes of Salino and Treen. Their personal touch cost something more, an additional layer of goodwill that people like Luther were expected to fork over simply because that was the way it was done. It was this coerced, above-the-table bribery that Luther hated MBT shoes . Last year he'd written a check for a hundred bucks to the PBA, but not this year.
When the presentation was over, Luther stood tall and said, 'I don't need one.' Salino cocked his head to one side as if he'd misunderstood. Treen's neck puffed out another inch.
Salino's face turned into a smirk. You may not need one MBT shoes clearance , the smirk said, but you'll buy it anyway. 'Why's that?' he said.
'I already have calendars for next year.' That was news to Nora, who was biting a fingernail and holding her breath.
'But not like this,' Treen managed to grunt. Salino shot him a look that said, 'Be quiet!'
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'We're raising money for crippled children, Mr. Krank,' Salino said, his voice suddenly soft and scratchy. Nora felt a tear coming.
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'You're not proud of your policemen?' Treen said roughly, no doubt repeating a line he'd heard Salino use on others.
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'I paid thirteen hundred bucks in city taxes last year,' Luther said, his eyes flashing hot and settling on young Treen. 'A portion of which went to pay your salary. Another portion went to pay the firemen, the ambulance drivers, the schoolteachers, the sanitation workers, the street cleaners, the Mayor and his rather comprehensive staff, the judges, the bailiffs, the jailers, all those clerks down at city hall, all those folks down at Mercy Hospital. They do a great job. You, sir, do a great job. I'm proud of all our city employees. But what's a calendar got to do with anything MBT shoes on sale ?'