Tania: I don’t mind my father having a mistress.
Rachel: Good. I’m so grateful.
Tania: I don’t mind my father spending our money on you…
Rachel: Why don’t you mind?
Tania:…or my father being with you, instead of with our mother. But I don’t like women who live off men. That’s a pretty disgusting, parasitical thing, isn’t it?
Omar: Tania, come and look at the spin dryers. They’re fluff drying.
Rachel: But tell me, who do you live off? And you must understand… we’re of different generations… different classes. Everything is waiting for you. The only thing that has ever waited for me…is your father.
– Hanif Kureishi, My Beautiful Laundrette
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