Officer: What’s on your mind after we get home, that’s what I want to know.
Jerry: Well, what’s on your mind?
Officer: Well… I don’t know.
Jerry: You don’t?
Officer: Well, that is to say (laughs)… there isn’t anything to drink at my place, you know.
Jerry: Well I can always drink coffee. I don’t drink anything stronger.
Officer: Uh huh… well, anything else?
Jerry: Anything else?
Officer: I said is there anything else?
Jerry: To drink?
Officer: I was just wondering… maybe… what else you had in mind, if anything.
Jerry: (sighs deeply) At this point I don’t care.
Officer: Well, I don’t exactly know how to take that.
Jerry: Well… how do you want it to go?
Officer: Like I said, it’s up to you Jerry.
Jerry: Well, you call it and… we’ll go from there. I’m your guest… self invited.
Officer: Well… I know, but… I wouldn’t want to be a presumptive host, you might say. In other words, a good host looks out for the welfare of his guests. You understand? So… I’ll leave it up to you.
Jerry: Well… we can just let the chips fall where they may or forget it.
Officer: I always say, if you know what you want and aren’t man enough to ask for it, why to heck with it. You know? (laughs)
Jerry: Yeah, I know.
Officer: Well, there’s no use wasting any more of your time… or mine, I guess, Jerry?
Jerry: Well, I don’t know, it’s up to you.
Officer: You don’t know? What’s the matter, are you afraid?
Jerry: Isn’t everybody?
Officer: I’m not afraid of you.
Jerry: I don’t know you and you don’t know me.
Officer: Well, that’s true, but… still and all, like I say, I’m not… although maybe I should be, I don’t know. You’re not a policeman, are you?
Officer: Well, you could be.
Jerry: So could you.
Officer: Well that’s true. I understand they got a whole lot of plainclothesmen they use, so I don’t know what to think sometimes. But that’s why you got to be kind of careful.
Jerry: Uh huh… it pays.
Officer: You understand of course.
Jerry: So maybe we just better drop it at that.
Officer: Oh? Well…
Jerry: I mean (laughs) we’re both getting a little on the leery side.
Officer: Yeah… Well so long Jerry. I won’t take any more of your time.
And thus, smart Jerry safely made it to cruise another day.