Joe and Kirstie Clay are a young, well-to-do couple who have just had their first child and have everything going for them. There is just one problem: they are both alchoholics and their joint addiction is causing them to spiral into darkness. In this speech, Joe returns home drunk and become enraged when Kirstie refuses to drink with him because she is nursing the baby…

 

Well now, look: come home after a couple of drinks, and you’re cold sober. Well, maybe you’re a little tired or something. I know I seem loud and all right, I am! You didn’t use to think so. I feel your disapproval. I feel it. Well, if you want to sit up – if you want to wait for me…well, is there any law that says you can’t have a couple of blasts while you’re waiting? Huh? Is there? Yeah, your milk. Well, what is that bit anyhow? This is the twentieth century! They invented milk bottles and they got milk in cans that’s as good as that milk! You’re going to ruin your shape. For crying out loud, you’d think you were the only woman that ever had a baby. I was dragged around by the scruff of my neck on midnight trains and in freezing weather. I was eating crackers and…don’t do that! I was eating peanut butter! Now, kids have go to learn to be people. Don’t…look, please just get her a bottle and some formula because I want to have a ball, just you and me, see? Don’t shush me! And if I’m too loud I’ll just close the damn door!