Ruben: I don't want you seeing Ricky anymore.
Adrian: That is not your decision! You do not decide who I go out with! And you know what? I'm sorry. I am so sorry I ever looked you up. Just go back to where you came from, and I promise I will never bother you again. Ever.
Ruben: I can't make that same promise.
Adrian: It's too late! Don't you get it? I'm all grown up! I have my period and everything! I menstrate! I take birth control pills! I have sex! Protected sex! With condoms! I don't need parents!
Ruben: Adrian, listen to me. You're going out with a guy who's in therapy for God knows what. Your girlfriend, the crazy Christian cheerleader, has been in some sort of altercation and was just interrogated by the police--and she's interested in your boyfriend, by the way. But what really bothers me is that everyone in this school seems to think that you're a slut. You need an adult in your life. Your mother wants to be your best friend, and I don't. You need me. Otherwise, you wouldn't have come to see me.
Adrian: I made a mistake.
Ruben: Well, before you make any serious mistakes, let's see what we can do to get your life going in the right direction.
Adrian: Well, what does that mean, get my life in the right direction? That's what my mother said. What are you two talking about?
Ruben: Adrian, I think you need to realize that you have a lot more to offer to this world than just sex.