In the small house halfway up the next block, Rush and Vic enjoy a game of cards while Sade reads the romance stories in the paper. Suddenly she breaks her silence, and the card play with the thought that Vic should write a letter to her brother Walter. Actually, Walter is her sister Bess’s husband.
Vic isn’t feeling so inspired, or sentimental as Sade. He just can’t take Sade’s request seriously. Sade feels that if she and here sister Bess can write regularly, why can’t the menfolk? Rush jots down a few lines of silliness, and now Vic is inspired to create his own absurd lines.
Sade is not impressed at all. She can’t understand how Vic can dash off pages of business letters at work, but can’t manage a few sentimental lines to a relative. Despite the best efforts of Vic and Rush, they just can’t manage to hit Sade’s proverbial nail on the head to satisfy her.
PS: I feel for you Vic, but watch out. If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody gonna be happy.