The Question and Answer section for Angela’s Ashes is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
What chapter are you referring to?
From the text:
"Even if Dad came he wouldn't be much use because he never carries anything, parcels, bags, packages. If you carry such things you lose your dignity. That's what he says...He tells Malachy and me that when you grow up you have to...
Are you sure this is in chapter 3?