The café was almost empty of customers and the two waitresses were taking a moment to chat before the lunchtime rush descended.
“It’s a very big year for my family this year,” said one. “The twins have got their twenty first, Ashley’s got his eighteenth and it’s our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary and Patrick’s fiftieth. We’re going to be party-tastic!” She beamed as she unnecessarily wiped the counter. “And because it’s like a double year for Patrick, I’ve booked us a special trip.”
“Oh, how lovely,” said the other woman. “Where are you going?”
“It’s a surprise for him. He has no idea. I’m taking him to Auschwitz.”