These two are planning something. The one on the ground is Dr. Carbolia. The man sitting down is Carl. He’s just an ordinary man. Carl has a pipe in his mouth and he’s smoking. Dr. Carbolia is a foot doctor – a specialist – and he’s working on Carl’s ankle. They know each other; they’ve been friends for two years.
This is somewhere in the United States. It’s not an ordinary street; there are all these special tiles on the floor. But it is a street that people use. There are a lot of people walking around for exercise here, or to go shopping. This could be anywhere in the U.S.
Dr. Carbolia is telling Carl that he better give up that pipe. It’s not a good idea to smoke.
Carl’s ankle is hurt. He fell down. It wasn’t a big fall, but the kind that gives you a little twist. He’s not too hurt, but he needs someone to help him. Dr. Carbolia is suggesting that Carl better take a rest for a while and be careful about putting his weight on it. Like going from the bathroom to the bedroom.
Carl is a little anxious because he needs help with his foot, but Dr. Carbolia told him his ankle will heal: “Don’t take this too seriously, but do pay attention to it.”