An attractive waiter comes over and asks for Josh's drink order. She's tall, blonde, slender, and dressed in a low-cut, tight, black dress. She leans down toward Josh, who is sitting. Josh orders an Absolut martini on the rocks with two olives. Amy asks, "What do you want, J?" Josh tells her that paid family leave isn't going to happen, at least not this year. Amy sips her drink through a straw and says she knows all that. Josh keeps telling her they can't go for it, and Amy, confused, informs him that her organization's lobbyist asked the government not to go for it. She's bemused, already having more or less figured out that this meeting can't really be about paid family leave. Josh asks, in a way that attempts to be casual but comes across as much more strained than that, "Who was the date?" She says it's the guy she's been seeing. Josh: "And he likes the ballet?" Amy replies, "He likes me." Josh: "I think he likes the ballet." Amy wants to know what that's supposed to mean.
The waiter arrives with Josh's drink, and leans down in front of Josh to put down the glass and the napkin. As she does, Josh says, "Thank you. And thank you for the extra olive." The waiter says "sure" as she walks away. She's pretty indifferent to Josh; I wouldn't say she was flirting with him at all. She's just exhibiting the normal pleasantness and agreeableness expected of those in the hospitality industry. Josh kind of watches after her as she leaves, but not in a leering way. Amy sarcastically says, mimicking the waiter's inflection, "'Sure.' That's your type, isn't it?" Josh: "Won't catch her at the ballet." Amy: "Or at a library, either." Hey, stereotype much? Holy cow. ["Seriously. Nice feminism, hypocrite." -- Wing Chun] Josh claims that the waiter seems smart to him. He asks Amy how she can be blasé about this: "The United States is one of only six other countries out of 152 that has no national policy regarding paid maternal leave." Amy: "Neither does Papua New Guinea, so we're fine." Huh? She wants to know why Josh is talking to her about this. He announces that money has been put aside for a study. She thinks that's great. He presses on: "The thing is -- and here's the bad news -- you guys wanted twenty-one million?" Amy: "Yeah?" Josh: "It's going to be $20,500,000." He pauses to wait for her reaction and states, "You want to take my head off, go ahead." Amy asks, "What the hell's going on?" Josh declares that things are tight all over. Amy asks, "Is it possible that you are so addled that you've constructed some nonsense problem so that you'd have an excuse to see me?" Josh is surprised and embarrassed to have been caught out, and several expressions pass over his face as he says, "I mean, is it, is it possible? I suppose...." Amy says she doesn't believe him. Josh points out she threw a water balloon at him. Amy: "And?" Josh: "I don't know, I was just throwing that out there." Amy: "Look..." Josh: "Like there's not a reason you're here right now?" Amy claims to be there because she thought there was a problem. I can't decide whether I believe her. Josh: "All I know is, you're here, I'm here, and Nijinsky's home watching Leno." Amy snipes, "By all means, make fun of my boyfriend, seeing as you've never met him." Josh seems surprised to hear the guy referred to as her boyfriend.