"What do you mean your schedule is full?" Scowling, Manager Hao placed her hands on her hips. "QiaoQiao is a top actress who is sponsored by Mr. Zhuo himself. How could you prioritize someone else over her?"
Lily's brows instantly raised when she heard Zhuo Jingren's name. For some reason, the irritation she felt was instantaneous.
"Manager Hao, the gown is done but the fitting was supposed to be last week, yet Miss QiaoQiao did not show up. I cannot just vacate my schedule for her right now," Bingbing answered. Her tone was calm but her eyes were showing a different emotion.
"Are you telling me that you have a full schedule today? Why don't have your clients wait for a while instead? As I said, QiaoQiao is a very important artist. She should be…"
"Manager Hao is joking. How could I just let my clients wait?" Bingbing interrupted Manager Hao while crossing her arms over her chest. Although Bingbing is a half foot shorter than Manager Hao, this did not mean that she looked any less intimidating. "Your actress was the one who did not show up for the fitting and you yourself did not even call us to inform us. However, last night you emailed me to request a new design and expected a fitting today. You and your artist are so unprofessional."
"You- How dare you disrespect a client? I want to talk to the owner about this! Let me talk to your manager!"
"Did no one inform you that I am the manager of this boutique, Manager Hao?" Bingbing asked, her tone cold. The bubbliness in her eyes as she talked to Lily a while ago was gone. However, Manager Hao was not intimidated. She narrowed her eyes at Bingbing.
"Well then call your boss for me! Don't you know that my artist QiaoQiao only chose this boutique because this is part of the package of the sponsorship that was given by President Zhuo of Zhuo Capital? Don't you know who he is? I will make sure to let him know what you did today. Let's see if you can still keep your job after that," she raised her head, a smug smile visible on her face. Almost all of QiaoQiao's films had been sponsored by President Zhuo. In fact, many people in the film industry knew this, so how dare this mere manager decline a request that will benefit QiaoQiao?
"Sister Hao," Qiao Qiao's sweet voice echoed through the hallway. "I was waiting downstairs and got bored so I decided to come here and follow you. Eh? Is something wrong? Why do you look so angry?"
"Nothing! Just some insignificant people trying to make themselves relevant," Manager Hao said, her eyes still on Bingbing. "She refused to include us in her schedule today so I asked to talk to the owner of this boutique. How could they disregard someone sponsored by President Zhuo himself?"
QiaoQiao's ears instantly reddened as she bashfully said, "Sister Hao is really too much. Stop spouting things like that. People might misunderstand."
"So what? It is only the truth! This is an important event that even President Zhuo will attend. We need the gown as soon as possible. So I suggest that you… why don't you entertain us now? Anyway, that woman earlier was not really doing anything. I could give you something extra if you do that." She opened her bag and fetched her wallet. Although Bingbing was telling them that she can't make her other clients wait, it shouldn't be a problem if she offers her extra cash right? After all, money talks.
"Manager Hao, I suggest you leave the premises," Bingbing responded. How could she take such an insult?
"This will be your last warning. Leave this place now or I will have security drag you two out."
"And why would you do that?" Manager Hao jeered. "Having your clothes worn by my artist is such an honor…"
"Sister Hao, let me handle this." interrupted QiaoQiao as she gently held Manager Hao's arms. "Miss Bingbing, I apologize for the inconvenience that we have caused today." She gave Bingbing a low bow. "But last week I got sick so I was not able to show up for the fitting. I know that this is a little rushed, but can you please accommodate us today?" QiaoQiao's respectful tone immediately earned a small smile from Lily. Who would have thought that she would get to experience such superb quality white lotus acting today? Isn't this… just amusing? Lily decided not to interfere and watched the show further. After all, she always loved a little entertainment from these clowns.
"Miss Qiao," Bingbing, shifted her gaze to QiaoQiao. "I already told you that my schedule is full today and I currently have a very important client to attend to. Please leave the premises, and I suggest you find another boutique. I'm sure a lot of them would love to have you wear their clothing," she smiled provokingly at QiaoQiao before raising an eyebrow at Manager Hao. How could Bingbing tolerate disrespect in this boutique? Moreover, these two had been using President Zhuo's name as if they mattered to him!
"Then why don't you give us the number of your boss. Maybe we could negotiate," QiaoQiao said meekly. Seeing Bingbing's scrutinizing gaze instantly made her lower her eyes to the ground, like a child being scolded by their parents.
Bingbing immediately shook her head. Now, she was sure that these two have other goals for today. They wanted the boss' number! They must have thought that Zhuo Jingren owned this place! This immediately made Bingbing's blood boil. What a scheming woman!
"Please leave now. I already said I have a very important client to attend to."
"Who could be more important the QiaoQiao?" Manager Hao sneered.
"Me! I am the one who is more important than both of you combined," Lily's soft voice echoed, followed by the sound of her approaching footsteps. She gave Bingbing a gentle smile before looking at Manager Hao and QiaoQiao. However, her gaze did not linger as she looked at Bingbing again. "Shall we go now?"