Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 154 )
I have a feeling that my last statement was all that was needed to convince Giles of my intention to succeed in my new venture. He gave me his blessing to the venture. I spent the remainder of the day with my Brother, then returned to London on the morning train. I had enjoyed spending time with Giles, but I was eager to get things moving with regards to my surgery.
On my return home, I informed the McGinty’s of the alterations that I would require, and the reasons why, as usual they took it all in their stride. In the afternoon, I ventured in to the city and visited a secretarial agency, I informed them of my requirements and they assured me that they had several young ladies that could well be perfect for the position that I was offering. I arranged for them to send the applicants the following morning.
The first applicant, a Miss Baxter arrived at 9a.m. prompt, I introduced myself and then proceeded to explain to her what the job entailed. Then she proceeded to tell me in a very abrupt manner, what she was and was not prepared to do. I was under the impression that I was the one offering the position and here she was interviewing me. I thank a definite no for Miss Baxter.
The next applicant, arrived just before 10, a Miss Nolan, she had a quiet, almost shy personality, almost the total opposite to her predecessor, unfortunately she had very little experience with patients, or with people in general or so it seemed. I liked her, but once again it had to be a no.
As you can possibly imagine, by now I was getting to feel a little frustrated, I have a picture in my minds eye of the perfect applicant. I just pray that she arrives sooner, rather than later.
(C) Damian Grange 2019