Others can pick and choose if you can't.
Others can pick and choose if you can’t.
Others will be happy to take Albert away from Lil, so she better decide if she’s going to put out to keep her man when he gets back. Lil is being demeaned for “looking so antique,” for needing a set of false teeth, and for her lack of vivacity—all of which are sexual failings or shortcomings in the mind of her “friend.” The nasty implication is that the value of Lil as a person is equal to her performance of sexual acts, or even that sex is the only arena in which the female body retains utility.
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