The early-late motif is played out for all of its possibilities throughout the film, as the metaphor is extended not only to time schedules but personal relationships.
Dingle: So, let me ask you something. Would I ever want to wear your
Dingle: Well, all right. Would I ever want to borrow your girdle, or your
red and yellow dancing slippers?
Constance: Of course not.
Dingle: Well, any woman, no matter who, would insist upon borrowing
that dress you got on right now. You know why? Because it’s so
Constance: I made it myself.
Dingle: And how would you like it if she spilled a cocktail all over it…at
a party you couldn’t go with her to because she had borrowed it to