Arnon Grunberg



This afternoon I spent some time alone with my godson (he is 5 years and six months old).

In a taxi he suddenly asked me: “Do you like naked girls?”

“Yes,” I answered, “I like naked girls.”

“What do you do with them?” he wanted to know.

“I kiss them,” I answered. “From top to toe.”

“And what do you do when they are still dressed?”

I wasn’t sure what to answer, so I said: “I kindly ask them to undress?”

“And what do you say when you are in love with a girl.”

“I love you,” I said.

“And what do you say when you want to marry a girl.”

“Let’s get married at your earliest convenience,” I replied. “Are you by any chance in love with a girl?”

“Don’t be silly,” he answered.