Professor Cooper: (after Blanche finishes her final exam) Well, it looks like we're finally at the crossroads.
Blanche: Whatever do you mean?
Professor Cooper: I mean that I know you've been having trouble in this class, and I'd hate to see you have to repeat it.
Blanche: You know, Professor Cooper, I've thought a lot about what you said, and I have no intention of repeating this course.
Professor Cooper: (gets closer to her) Good! I'm glad you've decided to take me up on my offer.
Blanche: Oh, I'm declining your offer, but I do want to thank you.
Professor Cooper: For what?
Blanche: Well, thanks to you, I studied all day and all night, and whenever I felt like giving up, I thought about you and the kind of man you really are, and I studied even harder. In fact, you made me so mad that I decided to get an A on this test, come hell or high water, and I think I did. I, sir, am a lady. Maybe not the smartest lady in the world, but I do know that my self-respect is more important than passing your damn course, so you, sir, can kiss my "A!" (hands him her test and walks out)