1189 Full of Flattery
Lucas sneered. But before he could speak, Carrie butted in sarcastically, “What can a poor loser like him do to Peter? Besides, Peter’s wife is from the esteemed William family. This punk would never dare to do anything to them!”
Zoey also mocked, “The differences between some people are vast. Some are bottom feeders of society who get stepped all over by everyone, while some are elites above everyone. They are people that the average joe can never match up to.”
She glanced at Lucas smugly. “You’re probably too poor to know who Peter is. He married the only heiress of the Williams, and he’s back in DC to get ready to start handling the family business. He definitely isn’t someone that ordinary people can compare to! Some people can die trying, but they’ll never catch up!”
“Wow. Doesn’t that mean Peter might become the future helmsman of the William family? Once Vanessa’s father passes away, the Williams’ businesses will all belong to Peter, huh?” one of the men in the room said in astonishment.
“Duh? That’s why I say that despite coming from an ordinary background, Peter is really smart to have found such an impressive wife. It beats working hard for decades! On the other hand, some people came from a rich family during college, but look at what happened now.”
While speaking, Zoey looked at Ashley from head to toe, almost explicitly saying that she was talking about her. Ashley pursed her lips together tightly without planning to say anything.
A few men revealed looks of envy and jealousy. People like Peter were simply the object of their envy.
But there was nothing they could do about it since they weren’t as suave and smart as Peter to know to please a wealthy heiress.
However, even if they didn’t have the chance to marry someone rich, they might be able to get some help from Peter in the future as long as they kept in touch with him. After all, Peter now had a much superior status than before, and he might even become the helmsman of the Williams. It would be great if they could get some benefits from their friendship with him!
While they were chatting, the door of the private room was pushed open. Peter and his wealthy wife, Vanessa, finally arrived.
All of a sudden, almost everyone rushed over to surround them and greet them enthusiastically. It was as if they were afraid that Peter had suffered during the short ten-minute drive.
Naturally, Lucas and Ashley didn’t follow them and instead stood indifferently at the side, watching them behave deferentially toward Peter and his wife.
“Haha, sorry I’m a bit late. What were you guys chatting about?” Peter was now amicable and cheery again, just like Lucas had seen before.
Carrie hurriedly said, “We were all just praising you! We said that you’re the most promising one among our former classmates. You managed to become a mid-level manager of a Fortune 500 company at such a young age. You’re back in DC because you’re probably going to get a promotion, right?”
“Hahaha, you’re right!” Peter laughed joyfully. “I’m back to serve as the general manager of the Williams Corporation. My father-in-law wants me to get some training in this position before taking over more important duties and helping him manage all the businesses.”
As soon as Peter said this, there were exclamations of shock in the room. “You’re going to become the general manager of the Williams Corporation?! Oh my god, Peter, you’re really impressive. You’re only twenty-six this year, and you’ve already become a general manager of a Fortune 500 company. That’s amazing! Most undergraduates don’t even qualify to work as an ordinary employee at the Williams Corporation, yet you’ve already climbed so high!”
“Peter, I’ll have to rely on your help in the future!”
“Yeah, my family and I too. If you have any lucrative opportunities in the future, don’t forget to help the Kellers out!”
“Don’t forget about me! Peter, if you have any need for me in the future, I’d be happy to work for you!”
For a while, they flattered Peter and showered him with endless compliments.
Peter really enjoyed the flattery and praise. He said with a smile plastered all over his face, “Haha, sure, sure. We’re former classmates. If there are any opportunities in the future, I definitely won’t forget you guys!”
“Peter, thank you in advance then!”
Everyone smiled happily and thanked Peter.
“Don’t just thank Peter. We have to thank Vanessa too!” Silas suddenly said to Vanessa, who was standing next to Peter.
They were so preoccupied with flattering Peter just now that they almost forgot about the person with the highest status. It was quite negligent of them.
Everyone quickly returned to their senses and praised Vanessa too, complimenting her for her beauty, talent, and elegance, as well as for being a grounded and amicable wealthy heiress. Their compliments made her face beam with joy.
“Since you guys are Peter’s former classmates, you are my friends too. You don’t have to be so formal. If we have any relevant business opportunities in the future, we will prioritize you and your families. Don’t worry!” Vanessa said with a smile.
“You’re so nice, Vanessa! Thank you!”
Everyone thanked Vanessa, and the atmosphere was very lively.
Vanessa looked around the room and suddenly said, “There’s more than ten of us here. Isn’t this room too small? I remember that there are large VIP rooms here and a King’s Room that’s much bigger than this. Shall we change to another room?”
Silas hurriedly said, “I wanted to book a larger room, but the manager told me that the VIP rooms were already booked. So I could only choose a random one. I thought we could make do.”
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