Mary Jackson: That Colonel Jim is a tall glass of water.

Dorothy Vaughan: That he is. Tall, strong, demanding.

Mary Jackson: And I bet he’s like it day and night.

Katherine Johnson: Mary, it’s Sunday. Please have some shame.

Mary Jackson: I will not.

Dorothy Vaughan: Hmm, I think he’s smiling over here.

Mary Jackson: [to Katherine] At you.

Katherine Johnson: Well I’m not smiling back.

Dorothy Vaughan: Yes, you are.

Mary Jackson: Oh, child, you are all teeth right now.

Katherine Johnson: I am not.

[Mary indicates to Jim to come over to them]

Mary Jackson: He’s coming over.

Katherine Johnson: Now why would he be doing that?

Dorothy Vaughan: Because Mary’s waving at him.

Katherine Johnson: No! Ladies, I’m not ready…

Mary Jackson: Sshh. It’s too late. Fix your hair.”

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