“Now you’ve gone and done it,” Mario said.
“Gone and done what?” Luigi asked.
“Do I have to draw you a picture?”
“So we are Italian chefs, right?” Mario said. “We have our own Italian restaurant, right?”
“Will you get to the point, already?”
“People are asking me if you’re a vampire.”
“What? Why would anyone think I’m a vampire?”
“Well, for one thing, no one ever sees you during daylight hours,” Mario said.
“Our restaurant is only open for dinner, and during the day I’m locked away in the kitchen prepping for dinners,” Luigi explained.
“But it’s also your aversion to garlic,” Mario added. “Vampires don’t like garlic, but who ever heard of an Italian chef who doesn’t love the compelling aroma of garlic?”
“So between not being seen in public during the day and not liking the odor of garlic,” Luigi said, “people think I’m a vampire? That’s utterly ridiculous.”
“Luigi, don’t be so fractious,” Mario said,” I know that, with your acquisitive nature, you will work hard to acquire a tolerance for garlic so that our restaurant, Mario’s and Luigi’s Authentic Italian Bistro, will become known for its flavorful, garlic-enhanced dishes.”
“Fine,” Luigi said, “But if people see me wearing a surgical mask to protect my olfactory receptors from being overwhelmed by garlic, they better not start calling me Dr. Frankenstein.”
Written for these daily prompts: Daily Addictions (done), The Daily Spur (assist), Word of the Day Challenge (illustrate), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (vampire), Ragtag Daily Prompt (odor), Nova’s Daily Random Word (fractious), and Your Daily Word Prompt (acquisitive).