When the narrator is young, he used to be scared of thunder. He would run to his father, but he would not get an answer. When he woke up, he realized that his mother had done something to him. He asked her why, and she told him that he had dreamed of thunder and that someone who could use lightning was scared of it. The narrator and his mother decide to use different rooms for the night. He tells his mother that he is going out for dinner and that he plans to stay in a cafe with his friends that night. She tells him that she will give him more money today, and he should come to the station around 6 p.m. to get the subway back to his house. He asks his mother if she would like to buy him a birthday present. She replies that it is their birthday. He is shocked that he needs help buying presents for his friends. He says that he would never buy a present even if he had the money. He goes to the road-shop, where he sees that the blonde is wearing an expensive outfit. He thinks that since glasses care about her appearance, she would buy expensive makeup. He also thinks that men do not seem to get near the store. He suggests that they go to the clothing store recommended by Maria, since she is in charge of Antarctica. The store is full and noisy, and they have bought everything they need.