Sookie is still yelling at the poor customer service person. It's been like five days! "I hate you!" she screams as she slams down the phone. She tells Lorelai to spread the word about the wedding because that's how they did it in the old days and that's good enough for her wedding. Who needs invites? Michel enters and asks Lorelai what the hell is wrong with her. "Why in God's name would you tell my mother that I don't eat carbs?" he shrieks. He says it's private information. Lorelai says that everyone in Stars Hollow knows he doesn't eat carbs and he should calm down and have some toast. She says she assumed his mother knew he gave up carbs a year ago since they're so close. Michel says when you assume you do some stupid American thing that involves a donkey. He says he talks about superficial things with his mother, like Posh Spice and David Beckham. They talk about nothing of value or substance. But now she knows he was hiding something, so she wants to know everything. Why did he leave France at eighteen? Who are his friends? Where does he go at night? Why has he chosen this career? She won't stop. He can't stand it. He took a six-hour bath last night to escape the incessant nagging. He yells at Lorelai that he hates her for turning his friend into a Mother. "I hate you very, very much!" he screams and runs out of the kitchen. Sookie asks Lorelai if she feels better now. "Yeah, I do. Thanks," Lorelai says.
Business Fair. Okay, so three weeks have passed? I thought MamaMichel was only here for four days. Paris tells Rory that she's scoped the room and their product is totally going to win. Rory holds an R. Crumb RX 2002 and says she thought the Locker Alarm was pretty cool. Paris says nobody pays attention to car alarms so who's going to care about a locker alarm? "We are it," she says. Richard walks up. Paris manically asks him what he thinks. Richard says that every single idea in that room is worthless, and they're a lock. Paris and Richard celebrate their impending win as Rory (who hasn't done a thing on this project, from what I can tell) stands between them nervously. Handlin, the school's headmaster, walks up to shake Richard's hand. Richard says he's been advising on the project. Handlin says they don't see him at the club very much anymore. Richard says he's been busy. Handlin asks if Richard really did retire. Richard says he did right before Christmas. Handlin says they couldn't believe it. He can't picture him retired. Richard says it was the best move he's ever made. It's given him time to do lots of wonderful things. Handlin asks what kind of things Richard's been doing. Richard says that this project is one of them. Handlin laughs like that's a joke and excuses himself to go back to his real job that pays money and doesn't involve pretend jobs. Handlin says he'll have his Biddy give his Em a call to make dinner plans. Richard looks off in the distance, sensing Handlin's thoughts.