Arnon Grunberg



This morning, while waiting for my luggage in Frankfurt a young woman could not lift her suitcase from the belt. She was wearing a grey top, tight jeans and boots.
I was standing next to her so I felt obliged to help the young woman, but unfortunately I could not get her suitcase from the belt either.
Next to me stood a tiny man, balding, father of a young daughter and he lifted the suitcase without much effort.
Once in Geneva I could not lift my own suitcase from the belt. A lady had to come to my help.
When I have to choose between physical injury and shame I always choose shame.