166. A Hole in Her Ear (1)
It was Sunday. “Don’t blow in my ear!”
yelled. “I have very fragile skin. If you
in my ear, it might break my eardrum.”
laughed. He didn’t believe her. He had seen
many movies and read too many books where
guy blew in the girl's ear and the
ended up marrying the guy.
So he blew
her ear. She cried out in pain. “You're
,” he said, startled. But the look on her
said that she wasn’t kidding. Something’s wrong, she
him. He apologized profusely. She put her little
in her ear; when she pulled it out,
was moisture on her fingertip. She said she
hear a whooshing sound. He felt sick. He
’t believe that he had just injured her. This
never happened in any movie or any book.
it was happening to her.
She felt dizzy.
ran to the bathroom and threw up. “I’m
sorry, honey,” he told her. Very quietly, she
it was okay. She wanted to go home.
walked her out to his car. She said
whooshing sound was not going away. When they
to her place, she got into her bed
lay down. She asked him to please leave,
she wanted to try to sleep. He apologized
. He got back into his car and returned
his apartment. What a jerk I am, he
over and over. What a jerk.