Ruby is Arlene’s upstairs neighbor. Originally, Arlene rebuffs Ruby’s
We had this waitress put her phone number in matchbooks, give ‘em to guys left her nice tips. Anyway, one night this little ol’ guy calls her and comes over and says …
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Tellin’ her thanks so much as we’re so grateful an’ wouldn’t she like to see this mummy they got downstairs … an’ all the time jus’ stallin’ … waiting cause they called the police.
For full extended monologue, please refer to the script edition cited here: Marsha Norman, Getting Out. Dramatists Play Service, pp. 64.
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