What is significant about the way Dick gains the store clerk's confidence when he attempts to pay with a check? How is this ironic?
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” Like the clerk in the Kansas City, Missouri...Dick had decided to “hit.” As for Perry, he’d never tried to “pass a check...Dick had perfect pitch. He breezed in, breezily introduced Perry to the clerk as “a friend of mine about to get married,”...The salesman “ate it up,” (Pg.97)
-It is very hard to gain someone’s confidence, especially when you don’t know them. For when Dick is able to do it so easily, it can be related back to Holcomb and how they lost their trust in others, but here is a clerk giving his trust so easily. Another thing about the event is that Dick is saying that Perry is going to get married, which is ironic because he was going to get married but that ended in ruin by his low-self confidence.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote