"Hey, man. I haven't seen you in a couple of weeks. How you doin'?"
"What's, ah—What's with the bandages?"
"Awww, I cut my hand. Hadda go the hospital."
"I was tryna take care of it myself a couple weeks, but it was all swole up an it started to get that smell, y'know. They put me on a I.V. a an-eyebiotics, wannid me to stay twenny fo hours. I tole em I couldn't miss work. They gimme some pills and stuff, y'know. S a lot better now."
"Jesus. How'd you cut your hand, anyway?"
"Punch somebody inna mouf."
"...right. Forget I asked."