The Glass Menagerie
The music seems to answer his question, while Tom thinks it over. He searches his pockets. (Scene Six stage directions.)
"There was a Jim O'Connor we both knew in high school-[then, with effort] If that is the one that Tom is bringing to dinner-you'll have to excuse me, I won't come to the table." (6.30, Laura).
Jim, just like Amanda, spends excessive time discussing both the glory days of his past and his dreams for the future.