Does she want another round? asked the bartender to the couple in their 60s, gesturing at the seat the wife had abandoned. Do you?
Sure, said the husband. And she probably does, too. She just went out to smoke.
The wife returned before her round appeared, and the two watched the TV play footage from so many years ago. They drank their drinks. They exchanged no words for a long time as the towers burned.
Tell me again why we should let them into the country? growled the wife.
They shook their heads. They left the bar.