Wheel Man

Wheel Man – Voices in Italian Americana, Volume 25, Spring 2016, Number 1

“And what’s this? What kind of eggs are these, poached or hard boiled? Or poached until they’re hard boiled.”

Hank moves to pick up the plate, saying, “She’ll take it back,” but Marie pushes his hand away and gives him a burst of Italian which she doesn’t think I understand.

“It’s not worth the trouble. These people don’t know any better.” To emphasize the point she holds up her thumb and index finger in a pistol shape and swivels her hand. Forget it, there’s nothing there.

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