Larry Slade Scene 3

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Booksie Classic

Jane opens up to her coworker, who she maybe has a crush on.

 

SCENE 3

 

JANE sits eating her lunch. CHARLIE enters, pushing the mop again. JANE unwraps a sandwich, leaving the wrapper on the counter. CHARLIE approaches. 

 

CHARLIE: Can I take that for you?

 

JANE: Oh no, I can take care of it. 

 

CHARLIE: Please, allow me. 

 

JANE: No, I don’t like being waited on. It embarrassesme.

 

CHARLIE: Would you deny me my purpose in life?

 

JANE: I guess not. 

 

She holds the wrapper up. He holds the can out. She crumples it and throws it in. He nods, impressed.

 

JANE: Then again, maybe you should get a better purpose. 

 

CHARLIE: But the trick is not to have one. 

 

JANE: Ew, stop. You sound like my father. 

 

CHARLIE: Is he that bad?

 

JANE: Yes. 

 

CHARLIE: Not touching that one. Wll, what does one talk about. Politics or weather?

 

JANE: Weather. Not politics. 

 

CHARLIE: Kind of hard to talk about one without the other… 

 

JANE: Just don’t mention his name..

 

): Him? Who? … Oh, Trump. I thought… (acting again) I mean, Oops! What’s my punishment?

 

JANE: I don’t know… why are you getting weird?

 

CHARLIE: Getting weird? Me? … nah. 

 

JANE: Okay… never mind…

 

CHARLIE: It’s just. I thought you meant...someone else. I want to tell you. I just… I can’t. 

 

JANE: It’s alright... you can talk about something else.

 

CHARLIE:  No. I mean, I’m tired of talking. Why don’t you tell me something. 

 

JANE: Me? I don’t have anything to say. 

 

CHARLIE: Bullshit. 

 

): What? 

 

CHARLIE: I’m sure that’s not true. 

 

JANE: Where do I start?

 

CHARLIE: The weather?

 

JANE: It rained. 

 

CHARLIE: Yeah. 

 

JANE: Before that, it was kind of overcast. 

 

CHARLIE: True. 

 

JANE: Before that… oh, Tuesday night was kind of nice!

 

CHARLIE: Oh yeah? 

 

JANE: Yeah, I remember I was driving home. I was tired...and pissed… Meredith chewed me out again. I don’t know why these old ladies hate me… if they went on their phones sometimes maybe they’d be a little less shitty.

 

CHARLIE: Shitty? Well, I wouldn’t say that…

 

JANE: I would. Yeah, they’re shitty. Just because they’re old doesn’t mean they’re not shitty. 

 

CHARLIE: Maybe back to the sunset. 

 

JANE: Oh yeah, I was tired and pissed but about halfway home I kind of looked up and… I can’t even…

 

CHARLIE: Yeah… no words. 

 

JANE: But that was nice. 

 

CHARLIE: Yeah. 

 

JANE: Yeah… (thinks) Hey, Charlie?

 

CHARLIE: Yes, Jane?
 

JANE: Can I tell you about my dad?

 

CHARLIE: I thought you’d never ask. 


End Scene.


Submitted: January 17, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Tony Chiba. All rights reserved.

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