Telephone Conversation between Charles Balis, M.D. and Hal Mainor, Friday, October 4th, 1996 at 12:15 pm.

Dr. Balis: Hello?
Mr. Mainor: Is this Doctor Balis?
Dr. Balis: Hal? Is that you? Can you speak up a little?
Mr. Mainor: I'm at work. Can't talk. Just wanted to check and make sure you were there. I'll call back in five minutes when it's safe.
Dr. Balis: Okay Hal. I'll be here. Good to hear from you.
Dr. Balis: Hello?
Mr. Mainor: Hi Doctor. I'm at the phone booth at the corner now.
Dr. Balis: Why don't you just come in? You're right down the street and there's nobody here now.
Mr. Mainor: Somebody might see me. Sorry for the cloak and dagger stuff, but there's some heavy shit coming down and I just don't want to buried under it.
Dr. Balis: Picturesque imagery. How's the writing coming?
Mr. Mainor: Oh, fuck the writing. That's not what's important now. Remember Sylvia Bows, my boss? The one I had an affair with? Well she's pregnant. At least I think she's pregnant. A woman doesn't get real fat real quick for any other reason, does she?
Dr. Balis: I really can't say.
Mr. Mainor: Well, trust me. I see her every day and I think she's carrying my baby. I didn't tell you, but we didn't use know, birth control. She said she didn't want to and I just went along with it like an idiot. And now this! I think the storm has blown over with my wife. I can look at her now and not feel that guilty, panic stricken feeling. But this! Can you imagine getting your boss pregnant? This can't be good for my career, not to mention my home life! How do I explain to my wife why I got fired?
Dr. Balis: Do you really feel that your job is in jeopardy?
Mr. Mainor: She's been jumping down my throat. I told her that we couldn't have a relationship and she was really disappointed. She just flipped out on me and now there's nothing I can do. I don't know what she was expecting out of our relationship. She knew I was married and it was only a one night stand.
Dr. Balis: Hal, please calm down. You only slept with Sylvia once. Maybe it isn't your baby.
Mr. Mainor: Oh right! Listen. I just looked at my wife and she got pregnant. I never get away with shit. If there's a way to get busted, I always find it. I'd make the world's greatest criminal--10 years in and three days out.
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Mr. Mainor: Oh shit. Hold on a second. Here, I've got it. Okay.
Dr. Balis: Sylvia is married, Hal. The baby probably isn't yours.
Mr. Mainor: I don't think they're getting along. She said it wasn't working out between them. So it's me. What is she going to expect from me? Am I going to have to face a paternity suit? How do I explain that to my wife?
Dr. Balis: Hal, my strong advice is to take this one step at a time. Don't invent problems for yourself. Let's see how this thing plays out, okay? If Sylvia talks to you, see what she has to say before jumping the gun.
Mr. Mainor: Oh shit. There's Doug. I've got to go. I'll catch you later.
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