The Merits of
Fidelity - "Thou Shalt Not"
This was the scene just after Joe and Sam
were talking in the petrol queue. Joe had told Sam that he was thinking of having an
Sam: I dont think he meant it; he was just upset.
Al: Well maybe they both should have one--get it out of their systems.
Sam: Have an affair, be unfaithful?
Al: Well, sometimes I think that fidelity is highly over rated... uh... nobody looks at
Sam: There is a downside to being faithful?
Al: Of course. It discourages social interaction. Look Sam, if all the men in the world
could freely... socialize with all the women in the world, there would be no war.
Sam: Until their wives found out!
Al: Good point! Well maybe your mission here is not to keep Irene or Joe from having an
affair, it is just to see that neither of them finds out... about the other one.
Sam: Thats ridiculous. Fidelity is the basis of a good relationship. course I
could not expect you to understand that, could I?
Al: My relationships have all been good--it's my marriages that havent worked out.