[Sunday afternoon. A bathroom Schmutzie is showering. Palinode is at the sink. Water is splashing. Schmutzie, maybe she's humming a tune to herself, the kind of shower tune that's half memory, half improv. Palinode picks up a six ounce tube of Burts Bees cleanser.]
Palinode: Can I try your cleanser?
Palinode: I want to use half of it.
Palinode: I'm going to use half the tube.
Schmutzie: Uh, you want to owe me fifteen bucks?
Palinode: No, I want to squeeze half this tube into the palm of my hand and slap it on my face.
Palinode: Hey, I tried it.
Palinode: It's nice.
Schmutzie: Isn't it?
Palinode: It's awfully expensive though. You only get, like, two uses out of one tube.
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