Supermarket. Veronica passes Nasir at the magazine rack (is that a Modern Anti-Semite I see?) and heads for the guy at the photo counter. She gives him a typical cock-and-bull story about her boyfriend "over there" (she nods at Nasir) being too embarrassed to pick up the photos he just dropped off, as they're pics of "special moments with special friends." The photo guy asks if Nasir's really her boyfriend. "It's like dating a young Omar Sharif," she says. "Desert fever." The photo guy says the machine's been jamming up, but it's on their last photo right now. While she waits, Veronica heads over to Nasir and asks him for the time. They're out of earshot, but the photo guy can hear them. Nasir churlishly obliges, and Veronica hilariously rubs his upper arm and says thank-you. Satisfied, the photo guy hands the pics over to Veronica, who tosses a "See you back at the apartment" Nasir's way as she leaves. And she blows a kiss. Nasir watches her leave and goes to ask for his photos. He's told that his "girlfriend" took them, and he flips out. Photo guy tells him to "count to ten" and says he's still got a few prints from when the machine jammed before. Which would be ridiculously cold comfort for anyone who isn't in Nasir's position of only wanting those one or two incriminating photos, so I guess we're all lucky this contrived situation worked out the way it did.
Elsewhere, Wallace and Piz are at a local bar, watching some brunette hottie play pool. It looks like she just finished hustling some dude, and Wallace decides that twenty bucks is worth losing if it means he gets to talk to her. Piz is like, "I thought tonight was about me." Wallace horndogs that that was before he saw Fast Lady Felson over there, but Piz cuts the little "Judas" off and makes the approach. He storms the table, slaps a twenty onto the felt, and says, "I got twenty bucks that says you can whip my ass and make me like it!" Fast Lady Felson says she likes a confident man and gets to setting up her rack. Also, she places the balls in the triangle thingie.