By Nicola Griffith
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I wouldn’t put my hands in my mouth without washing them, either. ” said Suze. ” and did an uncoordinated imitation of Bruce Lee doing bui tze, the shooting ﬁngers. ” And if she missed, she’d break her ﬁngers. “There’s an easier way. ” Katherine. “Whichever you’d use to point at something. Now bend it down a little. Tuck the tip of your thumb underneath your index ﬁnger’s middle joint. Keep your ﬁnger and thumb joined together like that and pretend to tap on someone’s window with it. ” They all had it.
In my Armani suit I cut through the crowd like a hammerhead among trout. The OSHA suite was on the seventh ﬂoor. I lied to a perfectly nice man called Michael Zhao, expressing extreme concern for my cross-shipping facility on Diagonal Avenue South, in the Duwamish district, professing an overwhelming afﬁnity for statistics, and asked for CFR citation and OMB control numbers regarding intermodal containers, conﬁned and enclosed spaces, conveyors, docks and loading docks. I smiled winsomely and asked if he’d be willing to let me take a peek at the records for my place, and had he any experience himself of walk-through inspections?
And did an uncoordinated imitation of Bruce Lee doing bui tze, the shooting ﬁngers. ” And if she missed, she’d break her ﬁngers. “There’s an easier way. ” Katherine. “Whichever you’d use to point at something. Now bend it down a little. Tuck the tip of your thumb underneath your index ﬁnger’s middle joint. Keep your ﬁnger and thumb joined together like that and pretend to tap on someone’s window with it. ” They all had it. “Now peck the center of your palm. ” They did, over and over. ” “Like popping gum,” Kim said admiringly.
Always by Nicola Griffith