Maureen was turning seven and Jeannette said "We knew Mom and Dad wouldn't get her presents get her presents, so we saved for months, went to Dollar General General Store, and bought her her a toy set of kitchen appliances." (206)
"Get in on!"
"Mom had a complete meltdown." (207) She was supposed to write student evaluations and the deadline was on her and the evaluations were unwritten.
You got the Job!
Jeannette was alone in the house and dad caught her and asked her for money for cigarettes and beer. She was mad at her dad and at herself for allowing him to take advantage of the soft spot she had for him.
Robbie took Jeannette to an apartment. They started dancing and his hands dropped down. "He squeezed my bottom, pushed me onto the bed, and began kissing me." (212)
Jeannette got the job on McDowell Street called Becker's Jewel Box. Mr. Becker hired her for forty dollars a week.
Jeannette stole a four-band watch. She slipped the watch in her bag and took off home. She took the watch because she was taking what she was owed.