He receives a phone call and sees it is Joe and answers it.
“Hey,” they say to each other.
“Can you guys do four apartment buildings?” Joe asks.
“I mean, what’s the timeframe?”
“Friday. Next Friday. By seven at night.”
“I don’t know. I’ll have to talk to [the other guy].”
They hang up and he calls the other guy and they talk about it and decide to sleep on it and then talk about it the next day. They agree they can do half the buildings, two.
“It’s like, a lot of work,” the other guy says.
“Yeah, like an extra forty hours, I think, for each of us,” he says.
He goes to the campus and tells the maintenance people what he will need and talks to a girl in the break room who says, “I thought I would have until 11 to prepare it.”
“Oh, yeah, that’s fine. Joe just told me to come by before 11. If you want to drop it off in one of the buildings whenever, that’s fine,” he says.
He goes back to his car and writes a text to the other guy about how funny it is to him that Joe wanted him there before 11 to get supplies because “the girls leave at 11” but the girls were planning on setting it up by 11 get so he just wasted his time. He had woken earlier than usual to be there before 11.
“Classic Joe,” the other guy texts.
They start cleaning the apartments at noon.