Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
THE SAUNA by Daniel Finneran

THE SAUNA by Daniel Finneran

Ratings: (0)|Views: 18|Likes:
Published by Daniel Finneran
John Graw, an attorney, swims at the local
Y. It bothers him that people use the sauna, sans shorts, or even, Dear God, not sitting on a towel, and as a result of his chiding, there is now a sign requesting members do so. When faced with a member that has chosen not to comply, a
subtle, locker room confrontation ensues -- of the type where, even if it is subtle, one guy wins, and one guy loses.

At this time, this story is a stand-alone.

This, and other stories, by Daniel Finneran,
can be found at the webpage:
http://sribd.com/nostromo10
John Graw, an attorney, swims at the local
Y. It bothers him that people use the sauna, sans shorts, or even, Dear God, not sitting on a towel, and as a result of his chiding, there is now a sign requesting members do so. When faced with a member that has chosen not to comply, a
subtle, locker room confrontation ensues -- of the type where, even if it is subtle, one guy wins, and one guy loses.

At this time, this story is a stand-alone.

This, and other stories, by Daniel Finneran,
can be found at the webpage:
http://sribd.com/nostromo10

More info:

Published by: Daniel Finneran on Aug 14, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOC, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

10/25/2012

pdf

text

original

 
Daniel Finneran
 
The Sauna
 byDaniel FinneranJohn Graw -- thin, athletic, though fending off a bit of a paunch -- walked outfrom his 12’ X 15’ office, dark-blue, nylon gymbag, and briefcase, in one hand, green,all-weather overcoat draped over the other.‘Hi, Judy,’ he said, almost in a whisper, to his receptionist who was, on the phone-- and, he could tell, once again, something to do with the kids.He alighted out his office, pressed ‘G’ for ground, took a quick look out from his3
rd
floor perch, took the elevator down to the parking lot, shared with the bank, out to oneof four spaces marked ‘Reserved for Graw and Karamatopoulos,’ started his Volvo,metallic, light-green sedan, drove off, and was soon entering the front door of the Y.Soon in the pool. His goggles, and an actual Speedo, on, he knifed through thewater, with his smooth stroke. He could feel his shoulders strengthen, and could feel the
2
 
The Sauna
coordination of his limbs. One stroke, two stroke, breathe. He, almost, felt sleek. Thenout, to the sauna, and -- once again…He looked up at the sign, hastily made -- just printed out; no lamination or anything -- now stuck to the rear wall, up where there wasn’t much light. ‘Attention: It isrequested that all using the sauna wear either shorts, or sit on a towel. Thank You.’This sign had been there for over a week now, since he had stopped by themanager’s office, after weeks of having to sit in the sauna, and seeing all these freakenguys, all sitting, on the wood, sans shorts, or towel.‘I just -- I don’t mean to be a pain in the neck,’ he had said. ‘I just think it’sunsanitary. I just think it odd people would -- do that.’The nice woman, in her 60s or so, with well-coifed grey hair, also had beendisconcerted.But now -- this guy, laying out, completely flat -- Dear God…just layin’ out.‘Excuse me,’ he said. ‘Excuse me.’The guy, barely, looked over. ‘Yeah, what’s up.’‘There’s a sign there. That requests that members use -- have shorts on, or a towel beneath them. When using the sauna. It’s right there.’‘Yeah, well, what are you the management?’There was a slight, very brief moment, of hesitation.‘No, I’m not. It’s a rule, clearly stated. Right there.’‘And why is this some big deal to you?’John hesitated for one moment more (he’d spent more than a few hours in court).
3

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->