Thomas and Tamara were attending a dinner party so that Thomas s mother could meet Tamara for the first time. Towards the end of the evening, Tamara approached Thomas and asked if there was a problem, as Thomas s mother seemed to be avoiding her after the introduction. "Honestly, my dear," Thomas said, "Mother finds you to be, how should I put it, a bit on the crude side." "Crude? Doesn t she know that I come from one of the most respected families in Boston? That I was educated in Europe? That I attended the finest finishing schools on the East Coast? That I attended Vassar, graduating Magna Cum Laud?" Tamara asked. "Yes, yes, my love, I told her all that," Thomas replied. "Then where in the hell does that witch come off with all that crude bull crap?"