Sayed Kashua does his dirty laundry in private
A chat with the washing machine repairman about religion and state, nationality and ethnic affiliation, Tahrir Square and Homs.
"Hello, Itzik?” I was calling a repairman for the washing machine, after I got his number from a friend. Three days earlier, the machine – which was all of three years old – had died. I checked to see if the belt had slipped off, made sure there wasn’t a sock caught in the drainage system, unplugged it and counted to 10, and plugged it in again.