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Through gritted teeth.

No, we’re doing just fine. I was trying to do you a- a favor so you can maybe stay in business. This is a hard industry and rent here can’t be cheap.

I’m confident we’ll be okay. But thank you so very much for your concern.

There’s a knock on the door. The lights go out again and they’re suddenly plunged back into darkness.

It appears my next client is here. I’m going to have to ask you to leave. But please, come by any time.
Oh, before you go- you’re welcome to leave any flyers for your blue moon celebration with our bartender. I’m sure we’ll have people on the waitlist who would love to find somewhere to go when they can’t get in here.

(from the next panel)
That conniving snake!