Darkroom

The Explanation.

"Ok, that just about does it. Sign here please." 

"Thank you SO much, we really appreciate it!"

"No problem! Oh, can I use your restroom really quick?"

"Yes! Of course! It's the second door on your left."

"Thank you."

***

"Mother! Mother!"

"What is it? What is it?"

"I, I...I don't know...the young Turk who just installed our water heater outside, he, he..."

"What did he do???"

"He, he...I can't explain it. There's red stubble all over our sink, resembling the glowing-red, forged wrought iron of a blacksmith's!"

"Ok, then I suppose he must've shaved before leaving, how rude of him to do so! How rude, and bizarre!"

"No mother! You don't understand. He wore no beard upon arrival, and he surely was not red-headed, he was a brunette!!"

"Oh dear." "Call your father!"

"Father! Father!"

"Yes? What is it Ophelia?" 

"The young Turk who just installed our water heater outside. He left red stubble all over our sink, resembling the glowing-red, forged wrought iron of a blacksmith's!"

"That BASTARD! I'LL KILL HIM. TERESA! HAND ME MY MACHETE!"

"No father, no! You don't understand. He wore no beard upon arrival, and he surely was not red-headed, he was a brunette!!"

"Dear God." "I'm calling Priest Morales."

***

"Yes, Priest Morales, a word with you please. Ophelia! Here, tell the Priest what has happened!"

"Hello, Priest Morales?...The young Turk who just installed our water heater outside. He left red stubble all over our sink, resembling the glowing-red, forged wrought iron of a blacksmith's!"

"I see. 10 Hail Mary's and 5 Our Fathers."

"No Father, no! You don't understand. He wore no beard upon arrival, and he surely was not red-headed, he was a brunette!!"

"My God in heaven!" "Ophelia, are you sitting down?"

"No Father."

"Sit down, I will tell you at once what has occurred."

"Ok Father."

"Ophelia..."

"Yes Father?"

"The young Turk who just installed your water heater outside. The one who left red stubble all over your sink, resembling the glowing-red, forged wrought iron of a blacksmith's."

"Yes??"

"This is what has occurred."