just what you do…

I heard ya…

said when ya gonna have a talk with that girl…

well I don’t rightly know…

you’re not ever…

that’s not what I’m sayin’…not what I’m sayin’ at all…might be tonight…after you and everybody else in this God forsaken house has gone to bed…might be then…

she don’t know…she don’t know…

don’t know what…ways of the world…how things work and don’t work…I can assure you she probably knows more than you realize…

like what…

well…

like what…barely passin’ high school…she can’t know that much…

she’s got good common sense…

good common sense don’t getcha that far in life…getcha nothin’…falls in love with a boy you can toss all that out the window…

she’ll be fine…

fine…

yes…fine…got good instincts…she’s no dummy…

what’s she gonna do…

she’ll get herself a job at the A&P and go from there…she can work just like the rest of the folks in this town…

you gonna see to that…

will…

don’t wanna be supportin’ her when she’s thirty-two and not married…

minute ago you were talkin’ ’bout her fallin’ in love…

you know what I mean…

no I dont…she’s your daughter…we’ll support her long as we have to…that’s just what you do…

just what you do…

that is just what you do…

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