I'm thinking about whether I want the katsu don or the unagi don. "Uh huh ..."
"I've never had a headache before."
I look up. "What do you mean, you've never had a headache before?"
"I've never had a headache before. What does a headache feel like?"
"You're pulling my leg, right?"
"No! I've never had a headache before. How do I know if I'm having a headache now?"
In my head, I'm thinking, 'Cause your head hurts? Out loud, I say, "Well, it's usually like a pain, pressing down on the back of your head or something ..."
"I have a heavy feeling here," and he rubs his eyebrows or eyelids.
"That's fatigue." I have no sympathy for him. "Your eyes are tired."
"No! No! It's a bit higher, here." Okay, he's rubbing his eyebrows.
"How can you be almost 34 years old and not know what a headache is?"
I still can't believe it. Nor had his colleagues, before lunch, who had given him shit for it. I mean, I used to have migraines as a child. I still get headaches just from the weather being too hot. How can he have gone through this much of life without experiencing a headache?
On a related note, the place where we ate was the dodgiest little upstairs pseudo-Japanese coffeeshop eatery I can imagine finding in the city. I thought I was going to have to fumble for a password before the auntie let me up the stairs, but no, she just beamed and waved us up. I can't believe I forgot to take pictures.
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