I ordered pancakes and he told me about the last time he was shot in the head.
The bullet went through the top of my head, he said.
Then he leaned down and showed me the entry point.
Then, he said, it went out through the back of my ear.
He twisted around, pointed to the back of his ear.
Afterwards, he said, I lost my speech, I was partially paralyzed, I was in the hospital for two years. When I was in the hospital, the diamond dealer I had been protecting when I was shot visited me with a huge bag of money and –