Friday, November 6, 2015

Monologue Mania Day #633 A Matter of Taste by Janet S. Tiger Nov. 6, 2015

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Monologue Mania Day #633 by Janet S. Tiger  Nov. 6, 2015

                                                 A Matter of Taste
                                           by Janet S. Tiger 
                                     (c) 2015 all rights reserved 

        (This is a lively man, a man who is always in motion.  Not young, but not old, bubbly but not crazy, he is happy, sweeping onto the stage)

We are very busy, very busy!  It is the busiest day of the year for the costume business!  The day before Halloween!  Hurry everyone!  We are going to beat all our sales records....

        (He sees a person coming, smiles)

Yes, how can we help you?

       (Listens, tries not to laugh)

Oh, no, there is no way that we could have that ready by tomorrow!  It is PHYSICALLY impossible!  And I realize that you want to have these costumes and perhaps if you had come in just a little sooner...I appreciate your business, my dear, but there is no way on heaven or earth....

       (Listens, shakes head)

I'm sorry, I just don't have time to taste anything right now, you can see how busy we are....

       (Indicates the surrounding crazy)

And I truly understand how you want the costumes and your desserts to match but....

        (Shaking head)

Please, I cannot try it now....

         (Getting more annoyed)

(Very strong)  You look like a nice person, and I see you have a dilemma, but you cannot think that bringing in some piece of chocolate will make me stop everything I am doing just to help you!  Now, please excuse me, I am busy!

        (He tries to evade, but cannot get away)

Oh.....I am a bit hungry, but that's only because I haven't eaten since breakfast and that was HOURS ago......all right, just one bite.....that's does look good....and smells good......

        (He takes a small bite, very reluctantly)

Oh, my God.......

         (He almost writhes in ecstasy)

Oh, my God!!!!!

         (He savors the bite, slowly, exquisitely, enjoying every bit)

This is's like.....public sex!  Without the getting arrested part!

          (He eats the rest quickly, making noises of extreme pleasure, wiping his face afterwards)

Ah, there's even an afterglow!  And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how we started, the rest is history.....I invested and together, we have become the newest dessert company to have our own IPO!
Thank you!

          (He turns to leave, stops, looks back)

The moral - always take a bite!  It could just be.....the next big nibble!

          (He exits, we hear 'mmmmmm' as he relives the taste of success)

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Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315
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