The Bad Old Days
Sam gets in a cab to go the pier. On the way, he reminisces about
his relationship with his ex-wife, Joan, and the impact this had on
| pull through
pour one's heart out
Driver: Where to, pal?
Sam: East-side harbor, pier 30.
Driver: Is that the Carnival Cruise
Sam: That's right. My daughter got
me a first class ticket on a Caribbean cruise.
Driver: Really! That's something,
mac. You've got a very special little girl there. I hope my boy
does something like that for me when he grows up.
Sam: How old's your boy?
Driver: 10. He'll be 11 in November.
Sam: Are you and your wife still
Driver: Yeah, we've been very lucky.
I mean, you know, we've had our rocky moments, but so far we've
Sam: Not me and my ex-wife. We
hit the rocks early on and just kept sinking. We stayed together
for Audrey's, my daughter's, sake and in the end we had stopped
talking all together. In fact, we speak through our lawyers only
now. Been like that for five years.
Driver: That's too bad.
Sam: Yeah, I think it was especially
hard on Audrey. She could see her mother and I growing farther apart.
She buried herself, first in her studies, then in her work, so she
could avoid being involved. She never wanted to take a side, so
she made herself invisible. Poor kid. She's made such a success
of herself, and she's such a good kid in spite of everything…Sorry.
I'm pouring my heart out here.
Driver: Don't mention it, mac. Hey,
say, here we are - Pier 30. That'll be 14 bucks.
Sam: Keep the change.
Driver: Thanks. Bon Voyagie.