My Coloured Band 
Janie had lots of coloured bands on her wrists. "Do they represent anything?" I asked her. "There's one for each boyfriend I've had." she said. "And I love them all." This made me feel very jealous. "And is that what I will become?" I asked. "Just another coloured band on your wrists." "Look" she said. "If you feel bad about it, you can be the first boyfriend I've had that can have a special band I'll wear around my ankle. You know, like certain women did in the old days to advertise their profession to desperate men." That was much better, I told her and completely forgot about the bands on her wrists.

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