Shift nods her head with a playful smirk. "I can do distraction."
As Ryan enters the short hallway that leads to the bar's bathrooms he hears the sound of several glasses being sat down on the bar top and "hears' his partner offering up shots to anyone in the bar who might be interested in helping her to drink them, which is followed by the sound of several patrons who are very willing to help the pretty young girl with her situation.
All of which makes it much easier for Ryan to return to Mike's table where he and his angry customer, both of whom are to engaged in their conversation to care about what the other bar patrons are doing.
"...is he serious with that price?!" The trench coat wearing man asks with a tone that makes it obvious he is unhappy with whatever price cost he was just told.
To which, Mike simply nods then replies. "Very serious."
"But I was told I'd get a repeater discount."
"That's included in the quote."
"That's business. You either pay it and get what you're paying for or don't and you don't get it. Besides, it's not like anyone else if offering what my client is."
"Yeah, I know that. But he wouldn't be doing that if it wasn't for me coming to him years ago, hell I gave him the idea. That should count for some kind of decent discount."
Mike shrugs. "I can run it by him, but I doubt it'll do much for you. He seemed pretty set on the cost."
"Screw that. I'll take it up with him in person. I'll pay what he wants then see if we can work out something on the payments."
"Fair enough. Keeps me out of it. So usual payment method then?"
"Yea, that's fine." The other man says as he pulls a manila envelop out of one of his coats pockets and quickly passes it over to Mike, who simply picks it up and tucks it away in the inside pocket of his own coat then produces a slip of folded paper that he slides across the table to the other man. "Be there tomorrow at the list time."
Yeah, there's no way Mike or his guest can beat that roll. So we'll just go with Ryan being able to overhear what they're talking about with no problem and not being noticed.