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174. The Haircut (1)
It was chilly outside. Natalie had asked Sonny
come pick her up. She wanted to give
his bimonthly haircut at his place. He said
’d be right over. She always cut his hair
the bathroom, so he closed the bathroom window
. She didn’t like drafts. He put on his
and ski cap, walked out to his car,
drove to her place.
Because she had just
a difficult work project, Natalie was in a
mood. After they walked into Sonny’s apartment, however,
mood seemed to change. Sonny pretended not to
, but wondered what was going on. He took
chair, the scissors, and the hair clippers into
bathroom. She didn’t help, as she usually did.
changed into a T-shirt and shorts and sat
on the chair. “I’m ready,” he yelled out
her in the dining room. She didn’t respond.
walked out to the dining room. She was
at ads in a magazine. “Didn’t you hear
?” he asked. She gave him a look, and
told him that his apartment was as cold
the outdoors. Yikes, he thought. He apologized to
, and turned on the central heat. But it