BARBARA
You can have apple pie.

    LORRAINE
They're not for dessert. They're for homework.

    BARBARA (aside)
No wonder the country is going down the drain. Kids are doing fruit assignments now.
(to Lorraine)
What kind of assignment needs plums?

    LORRAINE
Home Ec. I need to make a pie.
    BARBARA
Interesting. I need to make plum pudding. See, we have something in common. Why don't I just....


    LORRAINE
Plum pudding?

    BARBARA
Yes, plum pudding. Now if I could just have those, I could be on my way.

    LORRAINE
But I need them for my homework.

    BARBARA
I thought they did away with home ec anyway. Why aren't you taking calculus or something useful! Hasn't your school heard of Gloria Steinem?

    LORRAINE
What does she have to do with plums?

    BARBARA
Nothing, I'm sorry I got so excited. It's just that I really need those....and bright girls, like you, should be talking science and math classes....business law maybe.

    LORRAINE
What good would those do me?