Chili and coffee? Who eats that?
Me, at the Tastee Diner in Silver Spring, MD about twenty minutes before writing the scene.
Their chili's nothing to brag about, BTW, though the cornbread is okay. They make a nice BLT.
Dennis said that the original scene dialogue which I liked better too was somehow unconsciously appropriated from somewhere/something else.
I don't know how conscious or unconscious it was, because it wasn't I who came up with it - part of the scene was provided to me as a suggestion, and I just used it with thanks. It was, obviously, quite a bit later that the copying was called to my attention by a third party and I had a pretty unsatisfactory discussion about it with the other writer. I insisted that it all come out, and when the situation was made clear to the producers there wasn't any argument about it. Did leave us with a problem, though.