I see Carmella when I go into the staff room and hang up my coat. She is hanging up her coat. I never see Carmella when I hang up my coat. I imagined there was another staff room somewhere which she used to hang up her coat. Her coat is long and black. It is a very neat and careful-looking coat. I feel embarrassed about my coat as I hang it up. I hang it on the peg furthest away from Carmella’s coat. I put a distance of at least twenty coats between our coats.
I want to say something to Carmella about her coat.
I clear my throat.
Carmella looks over at me.