(A group of people all lined up together. All roles gender neutral except Harry. Number 1 paces back and forth up the line.)
Iâ€™m not sure about this. I donâ€™t know how much longer we can hold out.
Weâ€™ve been in tougher situations than this before. Theyâ€™ve thrown everything at us, but weâ€™re still here! Whatever comes down that tunnel
, you hold your ground you hear me!
Iâ€™m scared! Iâ€™m coming apart!
Bunch up, Soggy. We came down here to do a job, and no matter what happens weâ€™ll do our duty!
Shut up Harry!â€¦Here it comes!
(There is the very loud sound of a toilet flushing. The group locks arms facing forward. They wobble a bit and start to come undone. Harry flies backwards.)
(Number 1 follows.)
This is it!
Hold on Soggy! Youâ€™re not torn yet!
(Soggy flies away. Number 2 tries to hold on by itself but canâ€™t take the pressure alone.)
(Number 2 goes tumbling away as well.)
An Afternoon Drive
(Gertrud and Peter are sitting in a car driving.)
My, my, Peter, it sure is pouring down hard.
Gertrud, I have something I need to say. And if I don't say it now I-
Gertrud: My feet are cold!
My feet are cold. I just realized it, and I must do something about it right away.
And if I donâ€™t do anything about it, I will be miserable
. I will go on and on knowing that my feet are sitting there cold, and I will be miserable.
(They ride for a bit not saying anything.)
Were you going to say something?
No I donâ€™t think so. Were you?
No. I donâ€™t think I was.
(They ride a bit more.)
Lovely day isnâ€™t it?