Arnon Grunberg

Gift certificate


My companion has a weakness for homemade apple pie.
On Sunday she celebrated her birthday with homemade apple pie. I helped her kneading the dough.
For her birthday I gave her a necklace, which she returned to me with the words: “This is a slutty necklace. I hope you don’t mind, but could you go back to the store and get me a gift certificate?” I appreciated her honesty. After a certain period of time politeness can become a dungeon.