Arnon Grunberg


Right now

The lady who showed us our room in hotel Schwanen in Rapperswil was kind but nervous.
She asked me: “Do you plan to come home after midnight?” I answered: “I don’t know, maybe.” Then she said: “Okay. Are you going to take a shower right now?” I have heard the question of coming home after midnight in hotels before but never before I was asked in a hotel when exactly I plan to take a shower.
I answered: “I will take a shower right away.” Then she said: Very well, you shower first then I’ll come back and bring you some fresh fruit.” Where ever I go Fawlty Towers is coming after me.