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The Conference, Part I
The Ultimate Conference
I will not elaborate on this one. I am known by many names, some that are too numerous and varied to mention. Am I good? Well, maybe to a few people but not to the majority! Each person has a different definition of who I am and what my designated goal is. However, I shall not digress......
It is a cold crisp day on January 6th, 2012. The town is White Grove, a very small town in Massachusetts with a population of 25,000 people. White Grove is a suburban town where corporate executive, doctors, and highly placed professionals live. White Grove is mostly a racially and ethnically homogeneous town. Out of the population of 25,000 people, the ethnic composition is 59.50% Anglo-Saxon, 9% Irish, 4% French, 3.25% Afro-American, and 3.25% Italian.
The average median household income of the town is approximately $90,000.00 per annum. The town is neatly manicured and totally upscale. Everything one could want is in White Grove. Adjacent to the town are deluxe food emporiums, restaurants, book stores, and a shopping center which contain stores such as Bloomingdales, a Saks Fifth Avenue outlet, and Macy's. Macy's is considered a discount and downscale department store in this town.
The majority of the population in White Grove, Massachusetts were born in this town. Only a few of the people came from elsewhere. Although White Grove is an upscale town, it is quite laid back and liberal. The residents here are quite friendly and welcoming to strangers! Strangers! There is no such thing as a stranger in White Grove! All are welcome!
Well, here is where I come in. I asked Robert Figurski, one of the more prominent members of the town to speak to the owner of the Wiltmore Hotel. The purpose was to have a conference. There were six people who I invited to a special conference. These six people were divergent racially, ethnically, educationally, and socioeconomically.
Of course, I won't divulge the purpose of this conference. This conference will be the ultimate conference. In other words, no one can REFUSE this conference. The conference is non-negotiable and mandatory. However, these poor unsuspecting souls do not KNOW this! I shall keep this as a delightful surprise!
Even though I was asked by some White Grovians if I wished to stay with them, I naturally declined. I do not want ANYONE to know the REAL purpose of the conference. That is between ME and the POWERS so to speak! NO ONE must know so I elected to stay at the Wiltmore Hotel in order to keep the prospects of the conference a secret!
The Wiltmore Hotel is one of the best hotels in Massachusetts. The Wiltmore Hotel is equivalent to the finest hotels in New York City and other big and sophisticated cities in the world such as London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. People who were ensconced in the Wiltmore Hotel rave about its superlative service in terms of cuisine and accommodations. The accommodations at the hotel are beyond description! So I am in for quite a treat!
I decided to chose the penthouse suite at the hotel. The penthouse suite is on the 30th floor. The bedroom is extremely huge with a sable blanket and white silk sheets. Well, this is nice although I am (quite unfortunately) spending my sojourn alone! Well, someone has to do the job!
As I am becoming settled in the penthouse suite, I start sending out invitations. These invitations will be quite succinct as to the goal of the conference! No pretensions nor other forms of embellishments! I have no time for this!
As I am preparing the invitations, I heard the bell ring. I got up, proceeding towards the door. The clerk brought in the most delicious food fit for a king! I viewed the food preparation. It looked delicious- no beyond delicious. On the plate was steak tartare garnished with sea urchin and hollandaise sauce; some arugula salad with caesar dressing and croutons; dark chocolate truffles, and the best champagne that money could buy! Great, I thought, I am going to enjoy this meal!
After my meal, I decided to rest for two hours. Before my sojourn into the abyss, I decided to turn on a cable channel to view a news program. Within 30 minutes of watching the news show, I dropped to sleep. When I woke up, it was approximately 3:33 a.m. I was acute and ready to proceed with my invitations.
In the middle of sending out invitations, I decided to do some muscle crunching exercises to maintain my physique. After my exercises, I decided to take a swim in my indoor pool. The swim was quite invigorating. Then I dried out and decided to go to the lobby.
I sat down in the lobby to observe the types of humanity who were at the motel. There were beautiful, shapely young women, women of a certain age who did not lose their "zip" so to speak, and there were men who, of course, were on the prowl. I saw a woman who I was QUITE attracted to; however, business is business. I was here to have a conference not to have dalliances with women although I wanted to!
I would arrange to have the 13th conference room to have the meeting. Luckily, no other meetings was scheduled. The number 13 have such a significance for me. Yes, there were other conference rooms available but I adamantly wanted the 13th floor conference room. The 13th floor conference room have a darkly eerie presence that the other conference rooms do not have!
I thoroughly believe in the importance of presentation. Presentation adds to the mood and aura of the conference. I actually want people to be quite SURPRISED when they reach the conference room. These poor souls do not realize what they are in for but I DO!
Well, it is the 9th of January. All the invitations were sent to the unsuspecting people. I was quite comfortable in my suite, reading some books and drinking some champagne. How life is so good- for me at least!
Now the conference is set for January 13th. I wanted to create some type of ambiance and atmosphere pertaining to the conference. I did not want to reveal my TRUE intentions regarding the conference. I wanted people to be relaxed as possible. Well, relaxed considering the circumstances they would be soon in!
I spoke to the chef to create a cuisine which would be suitable to the theme of the conference. Well, he decided to create a fusion of Thai and Mexican cuisine which is one of my favorite fusion cuisines. I decided to add some quite exotic dishes and meats such as rattlesnake and cobra meat besides the usual meats. For beverage, I wanted to add tequila and some drinks that are clearly out of this world- literally!
The chef has two days to prepare the quite sumptuous feast for my "guests" so to speak. Guests-well, yes, they are considered thus. Hell, this is the invitation of the YEAR if not an ETERNITY..........