Trafika Europe 2 - Polish Nocturne

Here she’d be putting plates down on the tables, but her eyes would be fixed on the door. I’m telling you, when you ate you could virtually feel that torment of hers in the spoons and forks and knives. Suddenly he’d appear. We’d be bent over our food, no one was looking at the door, but everyone would know from her reaction that he had come in. Right away she’d perk up, smile. Like she’d come back to life. Her braid would swing. Her eyes would sparkle. She’d almost be dancing among the tables. You had the impression she was all set to tear the braid off her head, put it in a vase and stand it on the table in front of him to make his meal more enjoyable. And all that was only what you could see in the cafeteria. You’d often meet them walking along, their fingers interlocked. Or he’d have his arm around her, and she’d be pressing against him. When someone nodded to say hello, he’d nod back for both of them, because she wouldn’t see. I have to admit he had good manners. He didn’t put on airs. Whenever he needed my help as an electrician, or someone else’s, he’d always wait till you finished what you were doing, then ask politely. He knew how to make people like him. And honestly, we even did like him. Her, on the other hand, she seemed to be getting more and more impatient. She’d clear up in the cafeteria, but for example in the kitchen she wouldn’t want to wash the dishes because she was in a hurry. Then later you’d see her


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