SHORT PLAY 016
(A city street)
Man – (gesturing toward a store) Let’s stop and look in here.
Woman – (sobbing, but entering the shop) What’s the use? We’ll never replace it.
Shopkeeper – Good morning, can I help you?
Man – Man, we’re looking for a new -
Woman – (interrupting) Honey look!
Man – Can it be?!?
Woman – It is! Our ottoman! (to the shopkeeper) Where did you get this?
Shopkeeper – (confused) It just showed up one day…
Man – I know it’s ours! It got out two weeks ago and we’ve looked everywhere!
Woman – We’ve been so lost without it!
Shopkeeper – I expect you would be.
Woman – (desperate) You have to believe us!
Shopkeeper – (Nodding) If I let you have it do you promise to leave and take the crazy with you?
Man – Absolutely! (pats his leg) Come on otto, it’s time to go home!
(The ottoman follows the man and woman out of the store)
Shopkeeper – (nodding to himself) It is a good thing I’m drunk or that would have been really weird.
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