Titre original : I'll Be an Assistant to a Famous Actress
Hiromi asks Waiter Ito for mizuwari (spirits + water) but Futomaki says none for him since he'll be leaving soon for a meeting. "Eh? You're no fun~!" protests Hiromi. Meantime, in the other cubicle, Aki and Taneichi are listening to them. Taneichi: "Who're they?" Aki: "A famous actress and our company president." Taneichi: "Jeh! If so, then you should greet them." Aki says she can't because "in our office, love is prohibited." Taneichi: "Love?!" Aki: "Shh!" Taneichi: "Sorry... But do we even look like that?"
The actress and the producer continue to talk. While fixing her mizuwari, Futomaki asks, "Do you come here often?" Hiromi: "Here? It's a hassle to prepare meals back home. (To Umezu) Right, Taisho (boss or chief)?" Umezu just gives her a nod and a smile. Futomaki: "Coming to this shop alone, you'll never know who might see you." Hiromi: "It's alright, they'll call a cab for me in front of the shop." Futomaki: "Where's your driver?" "He quit," she replies, "because he said he'll take me home, you know? I can't stand that. And then, he waits for me at the front door in the morning, too."
Futomaki: "That's what a driver does." Hiromi: "Is that so? I was so scared that I reported him." Futomaki: "Eh~!" Hiromi: "It's no use. I want to keep even the smallest degree of my privacy private." Futomaki: "Well, you fired me, too, after one year." Hiromi laughs out loud at the memory.