“You’re here for the Valium?” blurted the dental receptionist as they arrived. The young man looked blankly at her and then at his mother. He was about to have three wisdom teeth removed under local anaesthetic. He had arrived early to be prepared for the procedure and dutifully took the 20mg of Valium given to…

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The long Sunday morning croissant line at Lune moves slowly and never gets any shorter. Not a single person in the queue complains or shoots a frustrated glance at the time that is clearly slipping by. The servers work slowly, carefully boxing each pastry as if it were made of porcelain. All the while the…

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