…and as I walk to the counter and get in line behind the person the cashier is currently attended to, he asks for and receives two packs of Camel cigarettes. As the attendant rings him up, she notices a can of cold beer on the counter beside him and asks if that’s his as well.
The man grips his two packs of cigarettes, shakes his head, and replies in one of those how-could-you-possibly-think tone of voices: “No, dear, I don’t drink.”
Reminded me of that scene in Airplane! where one of the passengers takes a swig of liquor while an old lady sitting next to him watches. He realizes she’s staring at him and offers her a drink. The old woman appears horrified by the man’s attempt at politeness and frostily replies “Certainly not!”.
She then proceeds to put a straw in her nose and snort a couple of lines of what looks an awfully lot like cocaine…