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Joe, on his way to Kathleen 's apartment building, carrying a bunch of daisies, wrapped in cellophane. Joe goes up the stoop to her building and presses at buzzec.
Kathleen: ( voice clogged, through intercom ) Who is it ?
Joe: it 's Joe Fox.
Kathleen: What are you doing here ?
Joe: Hi, may I please come up ?
Kathleen: No, 1 don't, no, I don't really think that... that is a good idea. Someone else walks up to the door, unlocks it and walks in. Joe follows.
Kathleen: ( Jnto the intercom ) I have a terrible cold, can you hear that ? Listen, l'm sniffling and l'm not really awake一and l'm taking echinacea -and vitamin C and sleeping practically twentY-four hours a day. I have a temperature and I think l'm contagious so I would
really appre,ciate it if you would just go away--.
Joe: ( knock on the door ), Kathleen ?
Kathloen: HAHA, Just a second. Just a second.
Kathleen: Hello. What are you doing here ?
Joe: I heard you were sick and I was worried and I wanted to make sure.
Kathleen : What ?
Joe: Is there somebodY here ?
Kathleen: No. Oh, it's the Home Shopping Network.
Joe: Oh, do you buy anY of those little porcelain dolls ?
Kathlt}en: I was thinking about it. Hey you put me out of business-.
Joe: Uh, yes, ldid.
Kathleen : Did you come to gloat ?
KathIBen: To offer me a job..
Joe: I would never...
Kathleen: Because I have plans, I have plenty of offers, you know ?l got offered a job bY...
Kathleen: Oh, yeah, actually by..- Oh, your former?
Joe: We broke up.
Kathleen: That's too bad. You were so perfect for each other. I don't mean to say things like that. No matter what you have done to me, there is no excuss for my saying anything like that. out every time I see you..-
Joe: Things like that just fly out of your mouth,
Joe: I bought you flowers.
Kathleen: Oh, thank you
Joe: Why don't I put these in some water ? And, hey, you're sick, you should sit down.
Joe: Okay, I need a vase, a vase.
Kathleen: Above the refrigerator.
Joe: Here it is. Hey, George says helto by the way.
Joe: He's the one who told me you were sick.
Kathleen: How's George ?
Joe: Great! Really great! He's revolutionizing the place. So you can't work in his department unless you have a P. H. D. in children ' s literature.
Kathleen: I love daisies
Joe: You told me.
Kathleen: They're so friendly Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower.
Joe: I do.
Kathleen : VVhen did you break up ?
Joe: A couple of weeks ago.
Kathleon: Everyone is breaking up, you, me~ this other people I know broke up with someone in an efevator, or just after it, or just outside it, or they got stuck. l... l... When I saw you at the coffee place I was waiting for him and I was..
KathIeen: Was not charming.
Joe: Wetllook charming. Tea ?
Kathleen: Yes. I was... I was upset and horrible.
Joe: Honey ?
Joe: I was the horrible one.
Kathleen:We¨, that's true, but I have no excuss.
Joe: Oh, I see. I see what you're saying That's interesting whereas I am a horrible person therefore I halte no choice but to be horrible. That 's what you 're saying. But that 's alright, that 's alright.
I put you Out of business so you're entitled to hate me.
Kathloen: l don't hate you.
Joe : But you 'II never forgive me. just like Elizabeth.
Kathleen: Who ?
Joe: Elizabeth Rennet in Pride and Prejudice. She was too proud.
KathIeen: What ?l thought you hate Pride and Prajudice.
Joe: Or was she too prejudice and Mf. Darcy is too proud ? Well, l can 't remember, It wasn 't personal.
Kathleen : What is that supposed to be ?l am so sick of that. All that means is that wasn't personal to you, but it was personal to me it's personal to a lot of people. I mean, What's so wrong with being personal anyvvay ?
Joe: Uh, nothing.
Kathlsen: Because whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal. My head's starting to get fuzzy. Uhh, why did you stop by again, I forgot.
Joe: I Wanted to be your friend.
Joe: I knew it wasn't possible. What can I say, sometimes a guy just wants the impossible. Can I ask you a question ?
Joe: What happened with that guy at the cafe ?
Joe: But you 're crazy about him.
Kathleen: Yes, lam.
Joe : Well, why don't you fun off wini him. What are You waiting for ?
Kathleen : I don 't aCtUa¨y know him.
Kathleen: I onIY know him through the.. You 're not going to believe this.
Joe: Oh, let me guess, through the lriternet ?
Joe: Hmmm, you've got mail.
Joe: Those are verY powerful WOfds.
Joe: Well, l'm happy for him, although, could l just make a little suggestion ?
Joe: I think you Should meet him. No, I take that back. Why would you wanna meet somebodY you ' re crazy about '?
Kathlteen: Hey, l hardly think l need to take advic8 from a person
Joe: No, I can se6 that I brought out the worst in you. Let me just help you to not say something you're just going to torture yourself about for years to come. I hope you feel better soon. lt'd be a shame to miss New York in the spring.
Kathloan : Thank you for the daisies.