Once I subscribed to a service, paid, and started waiting. Never heard a word (so i thought) and I was all hot and angry. Stupidly, in my case, I had happily been emptying my junk mail folder without using what's left of my brain to check to see what I was blindly deleting. That's where all of their timely and informative communication had gone. My fault. Just a warning, it does happen!
. . . He went around back and into the basement because he was hungry. He ate cold beans out of a can and drank some water, and then he saw the small mirror Parker had bought with the razor and the can of lather. He looked at himself and knew he had to take a chance on staying long enough to shave. He shaved, and that made him feel better. . .