‘Oh, sorry. I was just looking at the red curls in your hair.’
‘What’s up with my hair?’
‘Nothing, nothing at all. I just find that sort of thing fascinating.’
‘Oh. Do you want cinnamon on the latte?’
I was also interested in her nose. It was an unusual shape, and I remembered seeing just such a nose on an actress in a film I watched recently. I decided not to mention it.
Meanwhile, the woman customer standing next to me was smiling. Women bystanders always seem to find my encounters with other young women amusing for some reason.