Sam’s specialty was Brazilians so she easily formed more intimate relationships with her clients who waxed lyrical about Sam’s skill and confidentiality.
Sam knew them well: there was the lady who had it tough with four kids – all big boys with the same sandy-coloured hair. And the older lady, a recent widow of a rich lawyer, though she hadn’t hesitated in moving on. One lady recently discovered she was coeliac, one had lost a baby – again, and one had caught chlamydia – from a woman!
Yes, Sam knew everyone’s business. She often thanked her lucky stars that she was deaf.