today i called up my hair salon for the third time about being double-charged on my credit card. the last two times no one had returned my call. even in attack mode, i had to smile when a new woman answered, said her name was sunshine, and then breathlessly wished me a beautiful day. sure, it was hokey but her voice had (naïve?) conviction. she probably didn’t even mind that i told her I wasn’t getting off of the phone until she helped me properly.
sunshine. i’ve also met a mercy and a fern here. californian hippy names are great. they’re disarming.