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Dialogue from Film – “An Affair to Remember” ~~Appointment~~

Nickie:
I’ll bet you’re wondering how I got here.

Terry:
Well, yes. Yes, yes, I am.

Nickie:
Well, I was looking through a telephone book for a man named McBride.
And I came across the name T. McKay.
And I said to myself, “Now, could that possibly be Terry McKay, my old friend?”

Terry:
And it was!

Nickie:
Yes, yes.
And then I said to myself, “Well, now, I haven’t been very nice to Miss McKay.
After all, I had an appointment with her one day, and I didn’t keep it.”

Terry:
You didn’t keep…

Nickie:
No.
(Laughs)
Well, so I said to myself, I talk to myself quite a lot these days, I said, “Well, that’s not a very nice way to treat an old friend like Miss McKay. I must apologize to Miss McKay.”
Don’t you agree when someone doesn’t keep an appointment they should apologize, hmm?

Terry:
Yes. Oh, yes, I think you’re absolutely right.
I… Well, I think the least people could do is to say they’re sorry or something.

Nickie:
So here I am.

Terry:
That’s very sweet.

Nickie:
I thought so.

Terry:
I’ve often wondered about you.
And how you were.

Nickie:
Did you really?

Terry:
Yes, really.

Nickie:
Well, I’ve often thought about you, too.
Then you weren’t angry because I wasn’t there?
I mean, you must have been at first.

Terry:
Well, yes. Yes, yes, I was. At first, I was furious.
I said, “He can’t do this to me. Who does he think he is?”

Nickie:
Hmm. How long did you wait?
I mean, did you wait long?

Terry:
Well, let’s…
Well, yes. Yes, I waited until about…

Nickie:
Midnight.

Terry:
Oh.

Nickie:
And then what did you do?

Terry:
Well, then I got really mad.
Well, you can imagine, standing up there on the…

Nickie:
Yes, in a thunderstorm.

Terry:
In a thunderstorm.

Nickie:
Then what did you say to yourself?

Terry:
Well, then I said, “Go on home and get tight.”

Nickie:
But you didn’t do that.

Terry:
Didn’t I?

Nickie:
No. Well… Maybe just a little one every hour for about a month.

Terry:
Can you blame me?

Nickie:
Oh, I should say not.
The least I could have done was to have sent you a note.

Terry:
Well, perhaps by the time you thought of it, you didn’t know where to reach me.

Nickie:
But you swore if you ever saw me again you’d ask.

Terry:
No. No. I remember we said that if we could make it, we’d be there.
And if one of us didn’t show up, it would be for a darn good reason.

Nickie:
Did we say that?

Terry:
Yes, that is exactly what we said.

Nickie:
Well, like what for instance?

Terry:
So, there’ll be no more questions asked, I hope?
Would you like a cigarette?

Nickie: (SIGHS)
Thank you.

Terry:
Thank you, Nickie.

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