qtpye March 21, 2018 Share March 21, 2018 56 minutes ago, iMonrey said: You're right, he was talking about their daughter's medication, not rent. There hasn't been any mention of whether they rent or own. I do wonder how Ruby and Beth became friends because on the surface it doesn't seem likely given their disparate economic statuses. Maybe they were friends in high school, maybe roommates in college (although it's a shame Ruby is working as a diner waitress if she has a college degree). It doesn't seem likely they met working at the same place right out of college because Beth's husband pointed out she hadn't had a job since she worked at a DQ in high school. Even if they had started their friendship at an equal financial status, that eventual disparity in circumstances would drive most friendships apart. The show would do well to address this. Beth's relationship with Annie is obviously organic. With Ruby, not so much. Working together at a Dairy Queen in High School would be a good bet. I remember when it was not a big deal for middle class teenagers to have a job in high school (if Beth's and Ruby's family were middle class...I really do not know...they could also come from working-class backgrounds). It was considered a good life experience and some teenagers actually enjoyed earning their own money. It seems like that went out of fashion about a generation ago. If their families were more working class, then it really would not be unusual to have a part-time job in high school...it might even be considered a right of passage. 1 Link to comment
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