Transcript of Telephone Conversation between Charles Balis, M.D. and Mr. Thomas Darden, Thursday, September 4, 1997 at 6:30 pm.

Dr. Balis: Hello?
Mr. Darden: Charles? This is Tom. Tom Darden.
Dr. Balis: Oh, hello Tom. What can I do for you?
Mr. Darden: Well, I apola...apologize for calling this late but I wanted to let you know I won't be showing up for our session tomorrow.
Dr. Balis: Oh, did something come up? Tom? Tom, are you there?
Mr. Darden: Huh?
Dr. Balis: I asked if something had come up.
Mr. Darden:, yeah.
Dr. Balis: Are you okay? You sound...intoxicated.
Mr. Darden: Yes! Intoxicated! Drunk on life!
Dr. Balis: It's actually "high on life" but...
Mr. Darden: You want it all but you can't have it.
Dr. Balis: Excuse me?
Mr. Darden: It's in your face but you can't grab it!
Dr. Balis: What on earth is that? Some kind of song you're singing? Tom, you're starting to get me worried. Is everything quite all right?
Mr. Darden: Everything's A-O-K.
Dr. Balis: Everything certainly doesn't sound...
Mr. Darden: Well, got to go now, Charles...the old ball and chain is calling me...wait a minute, I don't have a ball and chain. Loser!
Dr. Balis: Tom...
Mr. Darden: I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you kill me.
Dr. Balis: Tom?
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