5 ANOTHER ANGLE HONORING JERRY JERRY:I’m not trying to fool anybody. Not the way youmean, anyhow. It’s just that—Oh, I don’t think you’dunderstand.FRANK:Try me. JERRY:(
in sudden burst of confidence)
Well, don’t you everfeel that you’d like to fly off the handle? Don’t youever get days when you feel like walking out of youroffice and looking up the kind of people you used tochase around with before you were married?FRANK:Sure, I do.6 CLOSEUP JERRY JERRY:So do I. They weren’t a bad bunch and there’ssomething swell about eating when you’re hungryand drinking when you’re dry. Every once in a whilea man has to get away from the conventional routine.Dinner promptly at seven night after night is enoughto drive a man daffy.FRANK’S VOICE:Oh, I can understand that, but when you feel thatyou got to break training, why don’t you take Lucywith you. Maybe she’d enjoy—7 TWO SHOT JERRY:No, Lucy wouldn’t enjoy knowing the people I takemy outings with. Lucy’s not much of a mixer, youknow, Frank. She’s particular who she knows andshe never takes a drink and she’s so darn proper—not that there’s anything wrong with my crowd butshe’d think that they were pretty common, I’mafraid. Some of the boys didn’t pick their brides fromthe social register.FRANK:Well, Lucy’s no snob. JERRY:Of course not, but just the same she wouldn’t likethem and then we’d get to arguing. It’s best this way.FRANK:Particularly when you have a better time withoutyour wife along.8 ANOTHER ANGLE JERRY:I don’t like your tone, Frank. I’ll tell you what I didon this last trip—played poker practically all thetime. (
They invited a girl up for me but shedisappointed.FRANK:You’re a fool, if I ever saw one. You have the mostperfect wife any man ever had. JERRY:I know it, Frank. Lucy’s perfect. You never said atruer word. Sometimes I wish she wasn’t so perfect.