Arnon Grunberg

At least once a year

The new assistant

My dentist is a warmhearted man and an orthodox Jew. I try to visit him at least once a year.
This afternoon I noticed that his new assistant was an Orthodox Muslima.
While cleaning my teeth the dentist was joking with his assistant.
Before I left I promised the dentist to use toothpicks on a more regular basis. I shook his hand and I waved to his assistant, a beautiful woman.