|Daisy herima et ha telefon
ve shuv nista litsor kesher im ha lako'ax shela.
||Daisy picked up
the telephone and tried to get through to her client again.
|Ha lakoax, eize
Frank Baccini, she haya ba'al maxsan le mutsarei xashmal, lo shilem la avur
shnei yemei avoda.
||Her client, a
certain Frank Baccini, who had a warehouse of electrical goods, had not paid for her two
|Daisy hitslixa legalot heixan gar
ka-et shutafo ha lo yashar shel mar Baccini, ve tsipta be kotser ruax
le kabalat hamxa'ata.
managed to discover where Mr. Baccini's dishonest partner was now living and was anxiously
expecting her cheque.
|Daisy hitxila laxashosh she ma ha
lakoax shela, gam hu eino yashar.
beginning to think that her client was dishonest too.
|"Halo, efshar la'azor
lax?" nitna tshuva mesho'amemet meod me ha katse ha sheni.
||A very bored
"Hello, can I help you?" was the reply at the other end.
|Ze haya kol shel isha tse'ira, ha
mazkira shel Frank Baccini.
||It was a young
woman's voice, Frank Baccini's secretary.
|"Ani rotsa ledaber im mar
to speak to Mr. Baccini, please."
Baccini mi-xuts la ir."
Mr. Baccini is out of town."
|"Aval matai hu
yaxazor?", hit'aksha Daisy.
is he coming back?" insisted Daisy.
afraid I don't know."
|"To'ili lomar lo, she Daisy
Hamilton tilpena, u virtsona lesoxe'ax ito bi-dxifut."
tell him Daisy Hamilton telephoned and would like to talk to him urgently."
|"Be-seder, ani menixa",
higi'a ha tshuva ha bilti mexuyevet.
yes, I suppose so," was the completely unconcerned reply.
|Hayta zu sixat ha telefon
ha asirit she hayta le Daisy im isha tse'ira zo be-meshex shvu'ayim, ax Frank
Baccini adayin lo yatsar ita kesher.
||This was the
tenth telephone conversation Daisy had had in two weeks with this young woman, but Frank
Baccini hadn't got in touch with her yet.
|Daisy za'ama me rov ka'as
ve hexlita lalexet el ha maxsan shel mar Baccini kedei lir'ot im hu
furious and decided to go to Mr. Baccini's warehouse to see if he was there.
|Ka-asher higi'a, naksha al
delet ha misrad.
arrived, she knocked on the office door.
|Mazkirato shel mar Baccini
amra be kola ha xadgoni: "Hikansu".
secretary said in her monotonous voice: "Come in."
rabot, shmi hu Daisy Hamilton".
telephoned many times - my name is Daisy Hamilton."
|"Be-emet? Im mi ratsit
ledaber?" sha'ala ha isha ha tse'ira, bli leha'if mabat klapei Daisy.
Who did you want to speak to?" asked the young woman without even glancing at Daisy.
|"Ani rotsa ledaber im mar
Baccini", heshiva Daisy.
||"I want to
speak to Mr. Baccini," replied Daisy.
|Hi hitxila lihiyot od
becoming even more aggressive.
|Le-tsa'ari, hu einenu",
amra ha mazkira be darka ha xadgonit ha regila, ve himshixa likro ba xoveret
afraid he's not here," said the secretary in her usual monotonous way and went on
reading her magazine.
|Daisy tsa'aka: "Dai!",
ve tarka et ha delet.
"Enough is enough!" and banged the door closed.
|Daisy xasha meduxdexet.
|"Ani yoda'at ma la'asot",
hi xashva, ani e'etsor etsel Luigi ve oxal glidat banana."
what I'll do," she thought, "I'll stop off at Luigi's for a nice banana
|Daisy ahava lashevet ba glideryia
shel Luigi u lesoxe'ax im ba'al ha bayit, Italki ba'al gisha xiyuvit.
sitting in Luigi's ice-cream parlour and having a little chat with the owner, a
|Ka-asher Daisy alta ba madregot,
hi hayta ktsat paxot ke'usa al bnei ha adam.
||As Daisy walked
up the stairs to her office she felt a little less sore about human beings.
|Bi-dyuk ka-asher hexelifa
Daisy et ne'aleha le zug no'ax yoter, mishehu hekish ba delet
ve nixnas pnima.
||Just as Daisy
was changing her shoes to a more comfortable pair, someone knocked on the door and walked
|Ze haya po'el be vigdei
||It was a
workman in overalls.
|"Slixa, gvirti, ha'im
at gveret Daisy Hamilton? Eifo lasim et ele?" Hu hitsbi'a el ever
shtei kufsa'ot gdolot be xadar ha madregot.
miss - are you Miss Daisy Hamilton? Where shall we put these?" pointing to two large
boxes on the landing.
|"Ken, ani Daisy Hamilton,
aval ma yesh lexa sham? Ma yesh ba kufsa'ot ha ele?"
||"Yes, I am
Daisy Hamilton but what have you got there - what's in those boxes?"
|"Ha kufsa ha gdola hi
mekarer, ve ha ktana yoter hi mexona le asiat capuccino. Baxart heitev, at yoda'at?
Ele me ha tozeret ha tova be-yoter she kayemet ba shetax."
one is a fridge and the smaller one is a cappuccino-making machine. You've chosen well,
you know, these are the best makes around."
|"Lo hizmanti af-exad
me-hem", palta Daisy.
ordered either of these," exclaimed Daisy.
|"Aval ha shem shelax kan al
shtar ha mesira", hit'akesh ha po'el.
your name on the delivery note!" insisted the workman.
|"Ha-kol shulam - rak tagidi
li eifo lasim otam".
paid for - just tell me where to put them."
|Daisy amda lesarev lekabel et ha
sxora, ka-asher hivxina she Frank Baccini nixnas ba delet gam ken.
||Daisy was just
about to refuse the goods when she saw Frank Baccini coming in the door, too.
|Gveret Hamilton, ani me'od
mitsta'er she lo yatsarti kesher"
Hamilton. I'm very sorry I haven't been in touch.
|Ani mekave she lo ixpat lax, aval
samti lev she ein lax mekarer ba misrad, ve ha mexona ha-zu le asiyat capuccino
hi mashehu meyuxad.
||I do hope you
don't mind but I had noticed you didn't have a fridge in your office and... this
cappuccino-making machine is a little speciality.
|Derex agav, hine ha
hamxa'a shelax avur ha avoda ha nehederet she asit, kolel tosefet ktana avur
||Oh, by the way
here is your cheque for the excellent work you did, with a little extra for your
|Frank Baccini ra'a she Daisy nidhemet,
saw Daisy was astonished and added:
|"Ha mazkira sheli tilpena elayix,
ani mekave? Ne'edarti be-meshex ki shvu'ayim be yerax
secretary did phone you, I hope? I've been away for a couple of weeks on honeymoon."
|Daisy hit'oshesha, "U-v-xen,
be etsem hi lo - aval ze be-seder gamur, mar Baccini.
herself, "Well, no, she didn't - but that's quite all right Mr. Baccini!"