Simple Men

– When the guy comes back here, try to detain him.
– Detain him?
– Yeah.
– How?
– I don’t know. Offer him a cup of coffee or something.
– And then what?
– And then, you know… call me. I’ll come and arrest him, I guess.
– In the meantime, this french sociopath stabs me and Mike to death. Fuck that, man.
– Oh you want my job?
– No we don’t want your job. We just want a little protection.
– Protection?
– Yeah.
– Protection. Certainty. Assurance, security.
– Well… yeah, that too, I guess.
– You want confidence. A pledge… Safety.
Guarantee… promises… expectation… consideration…
Sincerity… selflessness… intimacy… attraction… gentleness…
Understanding… and understanding without words. Dependence without resentment.
Affection… to belong… possession… loss….
– Hey sheriff, is everything okay at home?
– Why do women exist?

by Hal Hartley, from the movie Simple Men

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