Sunday, July 13, 2014

Monologue Mania Day # 151 by Janet S. Tiger Fraud July 13, 2014

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Monologue Mania July 13, 2014  Day # 151   by Janet S. Tiger 
                      (from God's Coffee Shop, first production today!  as part of the Fringe Festival.
 Wonderful show -thank you to the whole cast, director, crew and Hannah Logan and That24HourThing!)
                                                     by Janet S. Tiger    © all rights reserved
          (Anna is angry, she is pushed to the edge and is finally exploding- even the flower in her hair is angry!)

Fraud!   It was not a fraud!  I served fresh coffee every day!  I never kept  the old for the next day!  I wash out those pots and make sure everything I used is clean!            

Okay, maybe I misled people about where the coffee was from, but… what? It was safe!  I never heard of anyone dying from drinking coffee from Von's!  And do you really know where anything comes from when you go into any restaurant?  Are you truly concerned when a big company is caught selling kangaroo meat?  Or horse meat?  Or......and this is probably the worst- rat meat!

No, you buy it and you pour ketchup on it and you smile and say it isn't good for you, and it clogs your arteries and is killing you, but you eat it anyways - after you pay $4.00!  And then you come here, and you pay two dollars for a cup of coffee, when the cup costs me ten cents, and the coffee costs me and the sugar you dump in - and   the electricity - and the twenty napkins you stuff in your pocket!.....and maybe after all my expenses, I end up with fifty cents! 

And I put up with all of you people telling the same stories week in and week out  and fighting with each other over who was    here first and who can talk to who and whether it's fair that you can't bring back an empty cup in two days and get a refill for half price......and you complain that I lied about the beans! 
            (She snorts and then shakes a finger)
            And you, Mister Jeffrey, you say you’re observant!  And you notice which ear my flower is on, but you are blind   in so many ways!  This nice woman, Mrs. Donnehy, who you sit with and talk to every day!  She likes you, she wants to do more than have coffee with you!  And she lives here and she likes your writing, and she is in front of you like the coffee – but after six years, you don't even know her first name!  You can’t see your own future.....because     you are so……Goddamn BLIND!  

           (She wipes her hands together and turns to leave, looks back, takes a flower from her hair)

Here, Mrs. Donnehy, this is for you....wear it in good health!  I quit!

           (She throws the flower into the audience - or hands it to an audience member, whichever works best - and exits.  The end)


Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983
Swedenborg Hall 2006-8


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