Arnon Grunberg


A bath

On Tuesday there was no heat in my apartment, because the boiler got replaced. A good friend told me: “You should deduct rent for that day.” On Tuesday morning around 11 I turned on the stove and within minutes I warmed up. A day without heating, even in the winter, is not reason enough to have a tantrum.
This morning I arrived in my apartment in Dublin.
The housekeeper left a note for me in the hallway: “Sorry, but the heating is not working.” I will wait patiently for the repairman.
If worse comes to worse there is always the stove or a bath.