NIC: I want corn bread.
JOE: Yeah, me too. (drags cigarette)
NIC: Great, now I want a cigarette.
JOE: Yeah, me too. (drags corn bread)
NIC: (sweeps up corn bread crumbs, rolls them into a cigarette, lights it, takes a drag) . . . . Somehow this is nothing like smoking corn bread or eating a cigarette.
Wait, that’s not right.
. . . No . . . wait . . .
. . . no, that’s right.
JOE: (empties ash tray into cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking powder, stirs in egg, milk, and vegetable oil, pours onto pan, places in oven preheated at 400 degrees)
NIC: Oh my.
JOE: (waits 20-25 minutes)
NIC: (chews cigarette) To help pass the time, you know.
JOE: Oh shit, it’s burning.
NIC: (takes drag of burning tobaccocornloaf) Mmmmmm, now that’s what I’ve been missing.