In the party scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Holly starts a fire on accident and Paul gestures for her to put it out.

After the fire is dealt with, Paul... puts his cold drink next to some woman's back causing her to jerk away and yell.

This has always bugged me out because I don't understand why he would do that all. It seems like it came out of nowhere.

Is there a reason Paul did what he did?

Link to the party clip for reference, Paul puts his drink on the woman's back @1:04.


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He's been trying to reach Holly but the crush of people have blocked his path and the two women in front of him are ignoring him and he can't get through.

So he touches a cold glass to the woman's bare back so she will react by jumping forwards and get out of his way.

Plus, it's funny!☺

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