THE BLUE SUIT
“I’m wondering about that picture you used on the front p
age showing the mayor at a Little League opening holding a baseball and smiling. Is Carlo’s re-entry into Everett life after a long absence about happiness…or is it about misery?“
– The Blue Suit speaking to Josh Resnek Tuesday.
That’s a good question, isn’t it, I thought to myself. The Blue Suit and I were eating lunch at Oliveira’s in Everett Square. We love Oliveira’s. The Blue Suit eats like there is no tomorrow – a bit like his boss Carlo when he’s nervous and tending to deal with his nervousness by eating.
At Oliveira’s, your food is weighed. The buffet of everything salad and eggs, potatoes and rice, olives and tomatoes is out of this world. However the next step up to the grill area where lamb, beef, chicken and sausage are being grilled on skewers…well…when it is cut from the skewers and placed on our plates, now that’s what I call an outstanding Everett treat.
We sat down with our plates at a table for two. Giant flat screens showing soccer games provided entertainment. The Brazilian waitresses dressed in black gave us great service. We ate and talked.
“Is the mayor happy and pleased with himself? Is he liking getting around doing the things he must do? Or is he tired of it all and ready for a change?” I asked the Blue Suit.
The Blue Suit finished chewing a mouthful of rare sirloin, rice and salad. Then he replied.
“I’ve got a surprise for you, Josh,” he said to me.
“What is that?” I asked. “I love surprises, especially if they’re about Carlo.”
“He’s going into the real estate business,” the Blue Suit said before shoveling another mound of sirloin, sausage and chicken into his mouth.
“What do you mean?” I asked in response.
Spitting his food and slurping it and then letting out a burb followed a deep sigh he began anew.
“I mean he got his real estate salespersons license in February,” the Blue Suit told me.
“Wow. That’s something, isn’t it. Don’t you have to go to school for that license or something like that?” I asked.Continue reading “— Eye on Everett —”