Scene: The Office.
At rise: An employee altercation.
MARY ANN & MACKEREL M.M. & BARRY HONEY
Look Hope Less, we cannot afford to start another day off on the wrong foot.
I have all I can do to keep myself from walking out to that terrace, climbing up on the railing, and jumping to my death.(Pause.)
You don’t do your work, do you?
You have no idea what trepidation is, and you don’t know in what kind of trepidation I live.
HA! You think you’ve got complaints!
My husband didn’t want me.
Years of that. Of convincing myself.
Of thinking, good, he won’t give in to my vanity.
But I’m a woman and I’m beautiful.
I should be able to buy things.
I deserve to buy things.
MACKEREL M. M.
And I am accomplished.
I summarize. I analyze.
I synthesize. Theorize. Categorize.
You think that’s easy?
Well, I am someone who needs many hours for contemplation.
As if you’re the only one? As if.
I need to see part of the green wall in my kitchen at least 45 minutes a day.
I have to make time for that.
Green!! Do you hear me? GREEN.
No reason to get all revved up.
MARY ANN (into her compact)
Photos should be taken of me.
I should be remembered this way.
BARRY HONEY & HOPE LESS
Everything breaks apart in the morning.
Come on now. Back to WORK.