Victor Gook has just arrived home from the office, and reads through the afternoon mail. Sade is a little perturbed as Vic looks through the latest catalog of goodies from the lodge. Though he’s eyeing the latest way to spend money on the lodge goodies, and claims that he isn’t, Sade gets her defenses up.
Rush enters to do some bragging at his latest adventures and most dramatic moment of his teenage career. It’s not enough to detour the talk from the lodge letter though. Sade only sees dollar signs, but Vic tries to explain that it’s not the dollar amount, but the value and pleasure of the painted portrait.
Sade’s not having any of it, and see’s the advantage of letting Rush squeeze in his tale of how his friend Smelly Clark tried to impress a girl. Sade is on top of her game in squashing unwanted conversation as she shuts Vic down, even to the point of hurting his feelings.
I think Rush may be feeling a little sorry, or esentful at Vic’s grudging defeat in verbal combat, and is hesitant about going up against such a foe as the mighty Sade.
Though Sade seems less than impressed at Rushes story about Smelly Clark, I think she would rather endure that than renew the battle with poor old Vic.
PS: What is it about Vic’s lodge that gets under Sade’s skin? It’s just Vic’s way to find a klace to belong, and take some pride in. A private Something that’s all his own. Is it really all about spending money? Or something else? Come on arm chair psychologists out there, here’s your chance to talk about it. Leave me a comment.