Suddenly hearing the voice, the assistant smiled awkwardly, "Boss Li, I'm really sorry. Boss Zhao is here!"
A pair of round eyes rolled around like a pair of pearls, and upon seeing Du Jiangsheng, he couldn't help but be shocked, pointing his finger at him and saying, "You, aren't you the child from this morning?"
Du Jiangsheng frowned and asked, "Which child? Did you recognize the wrong person? "
Zhao Dexing rubbed his forehead and turned to ask the butler behind him, "Is this the kid who hit you?"
Zhao Fu narrowed his eyes and sized up Du Jiangsheng from head to toe, then said in a speechless manner, "Reporting to my lord, he does look very similar, but the mister beside him doesn't look like the one from this morning. Could it be that we have made a mistake?"
"Trash!" I can't even remember a single person! " Zhao Dexing angrily rebuked Zhao Fu. In the blink of an eye, he looked at Du Jiangsheng and pointed at Meng Chunlou, "Child, how do you address this mister?"
"He's my master!" Du Jiangsheng said.
"Oh!" Zhao Dexing pondered for a moment and thought to himself, "If he really is that kid from this morning, then he should be with his uncle. It's impossible for them to be together in the blink of an eye. Maybe I really did recognize the wrong person!"
Seeing that the owner had arrived, the shopkeeper couldn't help groaning in his heart, afraid that Li Chunfu wouldn't act according to the preface. He hastily squeezed out a smile and said, "Boss Li, that room was reserved by Boss Zhao. He's already here, you see …"
Li Chunfu glanced at Zhao Dexing, then smiled and said, "Since Boss Zhao is here, let's move somewhere else so you don't have to make things difficult for us!"
"Then, thank you very much, Boss Li!" The shopkeeper had a face full of smiles. He sighed in his heart and thought, "Good luck."
At this time, he saw Zhao Dexian circle around Meng Chunlou. Then, he clasped his fists and said very modestly, "Mister, I, Zhao Dexian, am honored!"
"Boss Zhao is being too polite!" Meng Chun Lou hastily returned the greeting.
I, Zhao, have been in a rather bad mood recently. I think I must have bumped into some evil trouble. It is fortunate that I have met Mister today. Zhao Dexian asked with a smile.
Meng Chun Lou was about to say something when he heard Li Chunfu say, "Boss Zhao, I'm afraid we can't do it today, because I've already invited Mister Li to come here for a talk. If you want your guidance, you'd better change the date!"
"Oh? What a coincidence! " Zhao Dexing rolled his eyes and immediately said with a smile, "Boss Li, although you agreed to come first, but it is related to my luck these days. Please step back for a moment to make things easier. What do you think?"
"Bastard!" Li Chun Fu glared at Zhao Dexing and said, "Since I have made an appointment with Mister, how can I change my mind midway? Do you think you can make me swear that I will break my promise with just a few words? "
Seeing the two of them arguing, Du Jiangsheng thought to himself, "This Zhao Daxing really came at the wrong time. He might ruin our plans, but since things have come to this, we can only let things stand." "Neither of them are good birds. I have to think of a way to make them bleed!"
When he thought here, Du Jiangsheng immediately put on a pained expression and said, "Master, are we going to eat this meal or not? "If there's no one to invite, then let's go. We don't have to make things difficult for others!"
Meng Chun Lou understood what he meant and immediately clasped her hands, "Gentlemen, this disciple of mine is too useless. I can't stand the hunger right now. I'll take him out to eat first. Farewell!"
As soon as he finished speaking, he pulled Du Jiangsheng along without waiting for a reply from Zhao or Li. However, he was stopped by Zhao Fu, who said with a smile, "Sir, my boss still has something to say!"
Hearing that, Zhao Dexing immediately said, "That's right! "Mister, why are you asking for more? I'll bring you upstairs to eat wine, let's go!"
While Zhao Daxing was talking, he arrived in front of Meng Chunlou and pulled his sleeve upstairs. Seeing this, Li Chunfu panicked. He reached out his hand to grab Meng Chunlou's other sleeve and said, "Sir, we are starting the banquet here too!"
Seeing the two of them arguing, Zhao Fu also helped Zhao Dexian. He lowered his voice and said, "Master, for the sake of the business, we can't let him be the first one. Let's work harder!"
Zhao Daxing understood what he meant and exerted more strength in his hand. With a "chi la" sound, Meng Chunlou's sleeve was torn apart. His face changed drastically as he shouted, "Let go!"
Looking at the sleeve in his hand, an awkward expression appeared on his face as he said, "Sir, seeing that I sincerely tore your clothes apart, please honor me and come with me. Later, I will go to the cloth shop to change your new clothes, so as to apologize, what do you think?"
"Sir, he tore your clothes, so you can't go with him! "Why don't you have a meal with me first? As for the clothes, I'll compensate you with two pieces of them!" Li Chunfu said.
"Motherf * cker, you still dare to fight with me, Zhao Dexing, in Yangzhou City? "How dare you!" Zhao Dexing pointed at Li Chunfu's nose and scolded him.
Hearing that, Li Chunfu was enraged, he rolled up his sleeves and said, "What? Do you still want to put on airs in front of me? Do you think I'm afraid of you? "
The more Zhao and Li spoke, the angrier they became. They first used their mouths, but later they made a move. If it wasn't for the shopkeeper and the waiter desperately holding them back, the two of them would not have been willing to stop until they saw a bit of red.
When Du Jiangsheng saw this, he immediately shouted, "What are you doing? Isn't it just a meal? Is there a need to cause such a ruckus? "
"That's right!" [I don't have the face to stand here anymore after this farce between the two of you!] Let's go! " Meng Chun Lou said with a cold expression.
The moment he said he would leave, Zhao and Li became anxious. Just as they wanted to go up and stop him, they heard Du Jiangsheng say, "Master, if we leave, where will the face of these two go? I think it's better to think of a way. Let the two of them compete with one another, and whoever wins will leave with the other. What do you think? "
When Meng Chun Lou heard this, he pondered for a moment, then looked at Zhao and Li. He tried asking, "What do you guys think?"
"It's up to Mister!" Zhao and Li answered in unison.
"Good!" "Since you all agree, then I will come up with a rotten idea to let you all see how high and low it is!" Du Jiangsheng tilted his head and pretended to seriously think, before saying, "Now that there are a lot of refugees in Yangzhou, and you two are both rich people in the city, how about this, if any of you two are willing to spend money to treat these refugees to a meal, it'll prove that you have a better conscience. We'll sit together with him, what do you think?"
Without waiting for Li Chunfu to speak, Zhao Daxing quickly said, "This is just a small matter. I'll treat each of them to three steamed buns, one of which will definitely fill their stomach!"
"What's a steamed bun?" I'll treat them to rice! " Li Chunfu sneered.
"Humph!" I'll treat each of them to a roast chicken! " Zhao Dexian said with a proud smile.
"I'll just send another roasted goose!" Li Chunfu shouted.
"Damn it, you want to go against me? This daddy will treat them to a big meal for three days, do you still want to compete? " Zhao Dexian said angrily.
Hearing this, the butler, Zhao Fu, became agitated. He nudged Zhao Dexian and said in a low voice, "Master, there are two thousand refugees in the city!"
"What's two thousand? Even if it's twenty thousand yuan, I can handle it! It's done! " Zhao Dexian purposely shouted at the top of his lungs.
When Li Chunfu heard this, he immediately sneered, then said, "Boss Zhao is indeed rich, but even though the problem of their food has been solved, the residences of those people have not been resolved. How about this, if I am not talented, I would be willing to provide them with residences, what do you say? Do we still need to compete? "
Hearing this, Zhao Dexing was so angry that his eyes slanted to the side. "Li Chunfu, don't be complacent!" he spat. You let them have a place to live, but I'll let them have a whore, a woman in clothes, a dead one a coffin, and a young one a milk. Do we still need to compete?
Li Chunfu's face was deathly pale as he rubbed his hands together, his back drenched in cold sweat. He thought to himself, "If we keep fighting like this, sooner or later, I will lose everything. Forget it, just give him this trade! "
Seeing that Li Chunfu didn't dare to say anything, Zhao Dexing grinned and said, "Boss Li, are you admitting defeat now?"
Li Chun Fu revealed a smile and said: "I've always heard that Boss Zhao is the richest man in Yangzhou. Today, I know that my words are true, and I am ashamed!"
"Hahaha!" Zhao Dexian sneered, "I only said half of it just now, now we will make up for the other half! As for those refugees who are willing to go home and do their jobs, I am willing to give them twenty silver taels as a gift to keep them busy! "
"Alright!" Everyone present also cheered in unison. Zhao Dexian was overjoyed as he said with a smile, "From then on, there are no more refugees in Yangzhou. But there is one person who is a blemish on my face!"
"Boss Zhao is right!" This old man truly admires you! " Meng Chun Lou took Du Jiangsheng's hand and quickly walked in front of Zhao Dexing. Only a rich merchant with a kind heart like Boss Zhao is someone I know well! I wonder if you would mind getting drunk with this old master and his disciple? "
"Good, good, good! This is what I am hoping for! "Sir, please!" Zhao Dexian extended his hand and made a gesture of 'please'.
Seeing that, the shop assistant tactfully led the way. Meng and Du followed the shop assistant without any hesitation. Li Chunfu stomped his feet repeatedly in anger and sneaked out of the restaurant with a face full of dust.
As for Meng and Du, they followed the shop assistant to a private room on the third floor. They were not in the mood to pay attention to the decorations because they were so hungry!
Zhao Daxing immediately ordered the waiter to serve the dishes and the table was quickly filled with dishes. Meng Chun Lou was still calm, but Du Jiang Sheng was unable to continue pretending. He stretched out his hands and took a bite of the chicken leg, because he was eating too fiercely, choking him to the point that his eyes rolled back. He angrily scolded, "Are you a hungry ghost that reincarnated? Do you have any appetite? "
Du Jiangsheng spent a lot of effort before swallowing the meat in his mouth. He immediately argued, "Since I followed you to work in the capital, when have I eaten a good meal?"
Zhao Dexian was overjoyed to hear him say the words "Li Jun Shou". He thought to himself, "It looks like the workers of Fuchun Tea House are not lying. I, Zhao Dexian, am going to make a fortune!"
Thinking of this, he immediately laughed, "Young master, you don't have to panic. You can eat whatever you want. There are no outsiders here!"
Meng Chunlou immediately gave an embarrassed smile and said, "A virgin has no manners. You must be joking with me, Boss Zhao!"
Zhao Dexian smiled, raised his chopsticks and pointed at the bear paw on the plate. Come, come, come, this bear paw is the most delicious food in the world, you can taste it too! "
Meng Chunlou had seen bear's paw before, but she had never tasted one. She immediately picked up her chopsticks and tasted it. It was very delicious, so she praised: "It is indeed delicious, but it is hard to make one for this brothel!"
"This brothel can do anything. It can fly in the sky, run on the ground, swim in the water. As long as it's alive, it can make delicious food. However, it can't do one thing!" Zhao Dexing smiled and shut his mouth.
"Oh? Which one? " Meng Chun Lou asked.
Zhao Dexian raised his eyebrows and whispered with a smile, "It's a dish that can make a person rich overnight after eating it. It can't produce this dish!"
"Oh?" Meng Chunlou laughed out loud, "It's more than that. I'm afraid there are no other restaurants in the world that can produce it, right?"
With an indifferent smile, Zhao Dexian replied, "Of course not, but mister, you can make it!"
"Is that so? Why didn't I know? " Meng Chun Lou asked in surprise.
"Hur Hur Hur!" "Sir, let's not beat around the bush. If you help me cook this dish, I will not forget the benefits that you will get when I get rich!" Zhao Dexian said with a smile.
"I still don't understand! What virtue or ability do I have to be able to achieve such a feat? " Meng Chun Lou smiled bitterly.
"Master, Boss Zhao said it so clearly, why are you still pretending to be ignorant?" I think this Boss Zhao is a good person, why don't you entrust the task of the imperial government to him! " Du Jiangsheng said.
"What are you talking about?" Meng Chun Lou pretended to be angry as she glared at Du Jiangsheng, scaring him so much that he hurriedly lowered his head, not daring to say another word.
Seeing this, Zhao Dexian laughed and said, "Sir, you are too kind! "Since the matter has already been resolved, mister, please give us a straightforward answer!"
Meng Chun Lou could not help but sigh and said, "It is not that I am not kind, nor that Boss Zhao is lacking in hospitality. It is because I have already entrusted this matter to Boss Li. If I were to retort now, would I be a gentleman?"
"Teacher's words are wrong!" Zhao Dexing picked up the wine jug and poured a cup for Meng Chunlou, "Mister has been appointed by the court to do your duty, and should be respectful of your duty. If it wasn't for me looking down on that Li Chunfu, it would have been wishful thinking for him to accept such a big deal! "To put it bluntly, if Mister wants to do this job well, there are no other families in Yangzhou besides me, Zhao Dexing, who have the ability to do so!"
He then sighed, "I know that Boss Zhao is very powerful, but I have already promised Boss Li that I will never be able to keep up with a man's words. I can't do anything that goes against his word!"
"Although Mister has promised him, you have not signed the contract, so how can you talk about breaking your promise?" Zhao Dexian said with a smile.
"How do you know?" Meng Chun Lou asked in surprise.