Think of him like a dentist working on a hillbilly . He knows how to fix the problem , but has a lot of rot , and gingivitis standing in his way . He must overcome this before he can actually start working on the teeth . He also knows that getting rid of the rot and gingivitis is part of the repair . All the hillbilly knows , is that he has a chance to loose a lot of money , and may have to give up chewing tobacco , so he wants to try and stall as long as possible . He may also have to get off government mental disability to pay for the repairs , something he doesnt like .