The Habit of a Man from California
He ate a lot of oranges and he cut every one in an identical manner. Unfolding his pocketknife he slices the peel off of the top and the bottom, leaving flat circles of exposed fruit on the ends of the orange. Running the blade vertically along the sides of the orange he scores the remaining ring of peel, separating it and subsequently peeling it in five sections. He sticks his thumb in the center of the peeled orange, separating it into halves.
“I’m from California,” he says. “We eat a lot of oranges. These aren’t descent oranges. You should eat the ones off the tree. You wouldn’t believe how different they taste, how much better they are....”