("I don't reimburse for in-room movies," says Ristuben gruffly. "It's not part of city business and it doesn't look good to the voter." He concedes, however, that he may grudgingly reimburse a minibar tab as a meal expense.)
Why exactly does Ostrow always get stuck with Biernat's food tab? "That's a very good question," Ostrow ponders. "I'm gonna have to turn the tables on him." Biernat, for his part, pleads innocence: "Well, it's only been one meal, right?" No, it's been several. "Well," he says flatly, "that's interesting."