written by Brad Silberling
June: You must value your free time.
Joe: Free time?
June: You know, going out, recreation.
Joe: I -- uh, not of late, no.
Joe: Yeah. Lately I've been a little, uh, preoccupied.
June: Oh, I see. Other interests. (chuckles)
Joe: My fiancée's death.
June: I didn't realized you were still involved in...that.
Joe: Beg your pardon?
June: Well, Mike, um -- Mike didn't tell me that you were -- He didn't tell me that you were still tied up in all of that.
Joe: Well, you know, it was kind of a deal, the whole thing. The clean up alone took days. You'd be amazed at what a mess a high-caliber weapon can make, and in a restaurant, all those little pieces of -- all of-- well, anyway, let's just say it was pretty time-consuming. Then you got the whole burial to deal with. This whole coffin business -- much more complicated than people think. Standard sizes? Dream on. Had a tailor come out, do her sizes right then and there. I mean, do you know how hard it is to have a tailor come out and do house calls? And on a school night? I mean (laughs) this is pulling teeth, you know what I'm saying? And then, you know, of course you got the house to death with, and that's a whole other ordeal, you know? 'Cause who wants her stuff around, right? I mean, that's a valuable room. Why waste it? So, you slog through that and, yeah, next thing you know, a couple of weeks have gone by, and you're thinking to yourself, "Man, oh, man, am I still tied up with all this? Where did the time go?"
Kudos and much thanks go to Tattered for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.
[ please return to the main movie monologue page ]