Fred is making ice cream sundaes. A man sits down at the lunch counter.
“How about a ham and cheese on whole wheat?” asks the man. “Without any mustard.”
“Ham and cheese, dark, save the mustard,” says Fred. “Coming up.” The man opens a newspaper that carries the headline “SENATOR WARNS OF NEXT WAR.”
Fred finishes making the two sundaes and brings them to his customers. “There you are!” he says. The boy whistles. The girl says thank you.
Fred spots Homer entering the drug store. “Hello, Homer!” says Fred.
“Hi Fred!” says Homer.
“How have you been?” asks Fred, shaking Homer’s hook. “Glad to see you.” Fred starts making the ham sandwich.
“Say, Fred,” says Homer.
“Yeah?” asks Fred.
“What happened at Butch’s?” asks Homer.
“What do you mean?” asks Fred.
“Well, I mean, uh, you and Al,” says Homer. “Was there any trouble?”
“Oh, no,” says Fred. “We were just having a little friendly chat.” Homer looks skeptically at Fred. Fred doesn’t look at Homer.