6. Alexandra had 3 fillings, deciding if he was cute or too old
My friend Alexandra was considering having an affair with her dentist. She had had three fillings unnecessarily replaced while she made up her mind if he was cute or old enough to be her father.
One afternoon while she sat in the dental chair, I ate watermelon with her grandmother and discussed American soap operas.
I didn't know a thing about soap operas but I adored sitting at the big oak table in the white-washed, cavernous room with this wonderful wizened woman ready to gossip with me about the lives of fabricated people with names like Brent and Tiffany and Schuyler.
Outside, the taxis kept on honking.