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And, Mother, he never takes me out any more! Sometimes I think he's ashamed of me!
Do you think it could be your complexion, Nell? You used to have such a lovely skin, and now...
...And now you have to listen to trailed-off, unspoken insults about your mummified complexion - from your very own mother!
Thanks a lot, there, Mom. That's just exactly what Nell wants to hear. It couldn't possibly be Bob's fault, now, could it? I'll bet Bob's complexion isn't exactly the same as a velvety summer peach. And maybe he doesn't want to go out because he's tired and stressed and busy at the office. Or - wait, I know! - maybe he needs a dose of Eno's Fruit Salts. Constipation can make a person look furtive and not want to go out on the town, you know. I thought all advertisement mothers knew that.
[Also, Dr. Dafoe needs to learn how to spell, because he's turning up at the Quins' house and they don't know who he is. The Dionne Quints, who do know, probably don't miss him that much.]