After his fateful conversation with Tina, God again visits Max to
help him pick up the pieces.
get the shaft:
on the right track:
in the clear:
in the wake of:
God: Sorry about what happened
with Tina, Max.
Max: Oh it's you. What do you
God: I just wanted to make sure
you were all right.
Max: I'm fine.
God: Now, Max, do you really think
that's going to work on me? I know if you're fine or not, and you're
not fine. In fact, you're quite upset.
Max: You're damn right I'm upset.
I followed your advice. I thought about all the shitty things I've
done. I tried to mend my ways, and what happens? I get the shaft.
God: It doesn't feel very good,
does it, Max?
Max: What does she mean she doesn't
want to settle for the first thing that comes along. It's not like
I was asking her to marry me. I just wanted to go with her to the
God: And Brenda just wanted to
have a nice romantic dinner with you.
Max: So what is this some kind
of karma thing? I was a jerk to Brenda, so now I get a taste of
my own medicine?
God: Well, you can't really think
of it in that archaic "eye for an eye" way. It's a lot
more subtle than that. Still you're on the right track.
Max: Was I really that bad?
God: I don't think you need me
to answer that question, do you, Max? You know it's really nice
tonight. Why don't we go for a walk?
Max: I don't want to walk and
pretend to talk on my cell phone.
God: Don't worry, Max. It's late,
and no one's really around.