FATHER KNOWS BETTER
CHARACERS: FATHER, HEIDI, DIANE, SEAN, RESTAURANT MANAGER, STUDENT A SETTING: various locations including school gate, a fast-food restaurant Monologue: the class has
just been over; students are running out of school, quite excited. Then, at the school the gate……. STUDENT A: hi, Heidi and Diane, have a nice weekend! HEIDI AND DIANE: the same to you!!!! Monologue: then Heidi and Diane come across Sean, and he seems a little upset. SEAN: oh… it costs 50 dollars, so dear!!! But never mind, I get a job, yeah, I get a job, and I can earn 5 dollars a day, then I need to work ten times. Now I can only work once a week, which means, not until after 10 weeks can I be able to afford that exquisite guitar, oh my god. HEIDI: hi, Sean, there you are! What are you going to do this weekend? Oh, speaking of weekend, I’ll bet that you would not have much fun. I remembered you told me that YOU GOT A JOB! CONGRATULATIONS BOY! Ok, tell me, how are you getting along with your job? SEAN: no idea, yet. The restaurant manager suggested me working tomorrow evening. DIANE: wow, nice work guy. Has dad known that? About your job? SEAN: yep, but I didn’t talk too much about it. you know, dad, it is dad!! I am a little afraid that he would do something dumb again. I totally don’t want him to ruin my dream of getting a guitar. HEIDI: you are right at this point, our dad is a nice man, really. Yet, er…well, he is always doing something stupid that end up really embarrassing one or most of us kids. SEAN: oh…..god blesses!!!!! Monologue: the evening of the second day, Sean is cleaning tables, but he looks on the ceiling this time and look on the outside the other time. What distracts him? Maybe it is the guitar that him dreamed for years. Who knows. LOOK, who is coming.. HEIDI: hi, man(then sit on the table), nice day! SEAN: ouch, you scared me! I beg you to act like a girl. Ok, what are you doing here? It is my first working day, you know that, you should never interrupt me! HEIDI: oh, men, take it easy. I will not stay for long. And even if I would, I will not make you embarrassed as our dad would always do. SEAN: er… ok, suit yourself!
HEIDI: right, what were you looking right now? let me guess, oh, the guitar, right! Don’t worry, I bet you will get it sooner or later. Monologue: when they are chatting, the manager appears.
MANAGER: what are you doing now! You had made our gust leave, you know, I saw a guest go out just now, it must be because of your bad service, or to say, you totally ignored him since you were hooked on chatting with this…this…. HEIDI: lady MANAGER: ok, lady! Say, how should I punish you?! Monologue: the manager seems furious. At this time, see, SEAN’s father is coming! Guess what is going to happen. HEIDI: oh, my god. speak of the devil and he does appear. See, our father is coming. SEAN: gosh,( then hide himself under the table) MANAGER: what, what? You are going to ignore this one again? SEAN: please, boss, just this time, hide me! Monologue: the manager is going to explore! But looking the boy who is freaking out, the manager can do nothing but put off his temper and act as polite as he can when facing his guest. MANAGER: good evening sir, may I help you? FATHER: I am looking for the manager. MANAGER: that would be me! Sir! FATHER: oh! I am Sam Thompson. My son works here. MANAGER: you must be sean’s father! He resembles you really. FATHER: of course. It is his first job, you know, I just wanted to check that he is doing ok. MANAGER: he behaves so… HEIDI: perfectly. Dad you know it, quite perfectly. FATHER: wow, heidi, why are you here? HEIDI: er…nothing special. I dropped in here by accident. So I came in, having a look or something. Nothing serious. Oh right, I suddenly remembered that I have a n appointment with my English professor. I have to leave now, see you later dad. FATHER: look, that is my daughter; she is always enthusiastic with study. All my kids are hard working. Especially my son, now your employee---SEAN. I knew it earlier that he can manage everything. Haha…..oh, so you say that hiring him was a good thing then? MANAGER: well. Er.. yeah, I suppose so. (SEAN: GO HOME MY DEAR DAD. GO HOME …) FATHER: I am sure he is a good worker but a typical teenager, if you know what I mean.
MANAGER: I wouldn’t know FATHER: he is a good boy. And I assure you if there are any subjects that need to be addressed. SEAN and I will have a man-to-man talk. MANAGER: I don’t think that will be necessary. FATHER: OH, no problem. I am proud of my son, very very proud. And I just wanted to know that I will do anything I can to help him through life’s dangerous sea. And I can also.. MANAGER: er. Sorry to interrupt you, but if you’ll excuse me, nature is calling. FATHER:….all right, it doesn’t matter. Monologue: then the manager heads to the washroom, maybe he doesn’t, maybe he just wants to escape from the annoying father. Then, what will little sean do? SEAN: aaaaaargh, aaaaaargh. Dad…. FATHER: son, I don’t know you were here. SEAN: it is where I work. Dad. FATHER: of course, I mean, I didn’t see you SEAN: I can’t imagine why FATHER: your manager and I were just having a nice talk. DEAN, HEIDI AND DIANE: FATHER! You know better than that!!!!!!!!!!!!
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