Desperately Seeking Susan : Something I've never understood, Help!?

Something I've never understood, Help!?

Maybe I'm being totally idiotic but I've never understood this part:

Around 14-15 minutes into the movie Susan is walking downtown eating cheese puffs. She comes across a man getting a newspaper from a machine, he looks at Susan then says "Hey baby take a paper." Susan smiles at him, grabs a bunch of newspapers and then drops them onto the man's feet. The man then gives her a confused(?) look and walks away saying "Wow, I don't believe it."

For the life of me I can't understand whats happening?!

I understand that the point of the scene was so Susan can find out about the mobster being dead, but what I don't understand is why did she drop all of the newspapers on his feet? And was he reacting to her being rude by doing so?


Re: Something I've never understood, Help!?

That was a quirky scene I must agree, I've always thought so.

But my impression of it was:
The man was flirting with Susan by 'letting' her take a paper (showing off/being roguish too, since he paid for them yet acting like they're his papers)

Instead of taking just one paper like he expected her to, she rebelliously grabs a whole bunch & drops them for others to 'steal'.
He looks at her puzzled yet amused.

Then she smiles at him flirtatiously, something he wasn't expecting from a pretty young woman.
Thus both actions made up his 'I can't believe it' comment.

That was my impression of it.

I'd say this cloud is Cumulo Nimbus.
Didn't he discover America?
Penfold, shush.

Re: Something I've never understood, Help!?

She wasn't being rude. He was being a d-bag.