Monday, January 25, 2016
Luncheon Conversation Courtesy of Smartphones United
Luncheon conversation - a brief screen play:
Sandra: "Hey dad, I just texted you the menu. What are you going to eat?"
Dad: "Damn! I'm sorry sweetie, could you send it to me again? I lost it somehow and don't know how to get it back."
Sandra: "Well, we could look at the menu on the table but that seems like such a waste of time. Hold it, a minute, I just got a message from Shelly."
Mom: "Tell Shelly we're busy. I'm going to die of starvation if we don't order soon. I'll check the restaurant's website again to see if they've added any new items to their menu."
Rhonda: "For crying out loud, Mom, you just did that. Call me when you decide what to eat."
Dad: "Don't call me! I've had enough of this conversation. I'm going to play Solitaire until you all figure out what you're gonna eat!"
Sandra: "You're such an old poop, Pop! Nobody plays Solitaire anymore."
Mom: "Oh, wow! Hang on, I'm sending you a text 'cause I just got a coupon from Olive Garden; it's 20% off any entree. Maybe we should go there?'"
Rhonda: "I don't think so! I've heard they don't even have a place in their booths to charge our cell phones!"
Dad: "Well, I give up! My battery is dead. We're going to go home now and we don't even have a working GPS."
Rhonda: "Good grief, Dad! You've lived in this town for 50 years. You ought to know your way around by now!"
Dad: "I do, but I can't function without a working GPS!"
Mom: "I'm leaving. If you decide to come home, give me a call. If I don't answer, let it go to voice mail. I'll get to it at midnight when I get up to play Birds. If you come home now, I'll fix you a little dinner."
The Kids In Unison: "Nah, we're too busy and our batteries are good so we'll eat here if we can ever get that waiter to take our order. I wonder what he's doing?"
Sandra's phone rings: "Hello," she says. "Yes, I know the waiter here. Oh, you're the waiter here! How'd you get my number?"
Waiter: "I saw it on your phone when I brought the menus."
Sandra: "Okay. Sure I can stop by your place and have dinner with you. Wait, my battery just died. Hold on, I'll put a new one in. Done! Is that better? I'll come by about 7:30 if that's OK.
"Yes, of course I'll bring my phone. We'll need some way of communicating!"