Monday, March 12, 2007

Sonia's Rock Band

The names of Sonia's rock bands were "Shiksa" and "Shag." I had suggested "Gash," but she rejected it. One night the men who backed her in the band surrounded me where I sat at Cecil's to ask me a question. They acted like they had come there to find me. All were smiling. All were "Mr. Nice Guys." They reminded me of a barbershop quartet. I thought they might start singing. "Why won't you have sex with Sonia?" they asked as one person. That goes against friendship. "Because her nipples," I said, "are too pale. They're the color of a number 3 pencil eraser," and they laughed.

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