Show Them a Good Time - “Show Them a Good Time” and “Sweet Talk” Summary & Analysis

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In “Show Them a Good Time,” an unnamed narrator recalls interviewing for some kind of employment program with someone she refers to only as “Management” (1). After the interview, she was given a uniform and shown to a garage. It was not a real, functioning garage, but some sort of simulation in which she was expected to pretend to work, alongside a man named Kevin. The narrator had recently returned to her hometown after spending two years in the city. She was living with her parents. She developed an emotional bond with Kevin, who was 19 and interested in becoming an actor. The narrator had acted bit parts in movies while living in the city and Kevin asked her about her experience. However, Kevin was also very high-strung and complained that the narrator was holding him back from performing...

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