Don’t worry, I quit years ago.
[ technically not a lie, but old habits die hard.
it helped with her nerve, in a way. ]
Yeah, I know when you’re lying, kid.
Very funny, very funny.
[ He claps a couple of times. ]
Thank you. [ He took one. ]
( she takes one for herself—her
fourth one for the day—and gets
to eating. this is usually how these things
go and frankly, she;s used to it. )
They’re from this great bakery a few blocks
[ she jumps so hard the cigarette falls from her
mouth and onto the pavement. ]
Aw, that was my last one.
( she wrinkles her nose a bit and crushes
the cigarette with her boot. )