Everybody liked him because he was a soft touch. Every deadbeat in the neighborhood owed him...
Marco: Your folks, they worked so hard.
Jimmy: Yeah, they worked hard: worked a lot of hours for a lot of years, for nothing.
Marco: I don't know Jimmy. A lot of customers, they liked him
Jimmy: Everybody liked him because he was a soft touch. Every deadbeat in the neighborhood owed him money. You come in here with a sob story and you leave with a pat on the back and a gallon of milk. He could have made it work, he could have sold beer and cigarettes to the kids from Mary Margaret's, but no. Not him. He was never gonna do what he had to do.