Arnon Grunberg

Highly amused


This afternoon I had a rendezvous with an editor in chief of a Dutch newspaper. We were supposed to meet at my hotel, but a few hours before the rendezvous his secretary called and said: “Could you meet the editor in chief at a different hotel?” “No problem,” I answered.
We met at a different hotel and after an hour or so we both had to go.
“Now I have to pay the bill but I don’t have cash on me,” the editor in chief said.
“I will take care of it,” I answered.
“You must think bad of me and my newspaper,” he said.
“Not at all,” I answered.
I was highly amused, but I did ask myself: “What happened to his credit card?”