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Steven Harper
11 May 1981
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- How much?
- Sixty-nine cent.
- This. And the gas.
- Y'all gettin' any rain up your way?
- What way would that be?
- I seen you was from Dallas.
- What business is it of yours where I'm from, friend-o?
- I didn't mean nothin' by it.
- Didn't mean nothin'.
- I was just passin' the time.
- Just passin' the time.
- Well, sir, I apologize. If you don't wanna accept that, I don't know what else to do. Will there be something else?
- I don't know. Will there?
- Is somethin' wrong?
- With what?
- With anything?
- Is that what you're asking me? Is there something wrong with anything?
- Will there be anything else?
- You already asked me that.
- Well... I need to see about closin'.
- See about closing.
- Yes, sir.
- What time do you close?
- Now. We close now.
- Now is not a time. What time do you close?


- What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss?
- Sir?
- The most. You ever lost. On a coin toss.
- I don't know. I couldn't say.
- Call it.
- Call it?
- Yes.
- For what?
- Just call it.
- Well, we need to know what we're calling it for here.
- You need to call it. I can't call it for you. It wouldn't be fair.
- I didn't put nothin' up.
- Yes, you did. You've been putting it up your whole life; you just didn't know it. You know what date is on this coin?
- No.
- 1958. It's been traveling twenty-two years to get here. And now it's here. And it's either heads or tails. And you have to say. Call it.
- Look, I need to know what I stand to win.
- Everything.
- How's that?
- You stand to win everything. Call it.
- All right. Heads then.
- Well done.
- Don't put it in your pocket, sir. Don't put it in your pocket. It's your lucky quarter.
- Where do you want me to put it?
- Anywhere not in your pocket. Where it'll get mixed in with the others and become just a coin. Which it is.
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