Monday, December 28, 2015

Monologue Mania Day # 684 Growing Out of It (for Senior Channel) by Janet S. Tiger Dec. 27, 2015

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Monologue Mania Day # 684 Growing Out of It by Janet S. Tiger Dec. 27, 2015

                                Growing Out of It
                                     by  Janet S. Tiger    
                                © 2015  all rights reserved 

        (The older actor marches throughout the audience with a sign held high- the sign says 'On strike'. The actor waves it proudly, marches on stage and nods to the crowd)

I hope you all are ready to join me - those of you old enough to remember what 'on strike' means!  If you are sick and tired of not being listened to....if you are just plain sick and tired, then join us in this fight for our rights, the rights to be heard, the rights to be.....old!

We need to show these young whippersnappers how to do it!  Now is the time!  Everywhere is the place!  This is our moment!  Seize it with those arthritic fingers!

Refuse to be treated like a second class citizen because you don't understand the latest computer gadgets!  Teach them some manners!  Make them wait!

Take out your cash and plunk it on the counter and you make them wait!  They don't like you counting?  That's because they don't know how!  So start over!  And do the last in pennies - that'll drive them really nuts!

And they already think we repeat ourselves - so use it against them!  Ask them questions!  All the time....and make them repeat the answers until you understand!

They don't want us driving?  Take your canes and walkers and wheelchairs and go into the parking lots!  Make them wait for us at the lights!  Force them to slow down those newfangled cars that you can't even hear when they zoom down the street!

And before they hoodwink you out of everything you've worked for - while you are still compos mentis - change your damn wills!  Do not leave your money to them!  Spend it all and then force your children or nieces and nephews to either take care of you in their homes or camp on their front lawns!  Make them pay attention to us again!  (Very loud)  Make them ....listen!

Why do all this?  Why make all this trouble?  Because we still can!

          (Turns to leave, takes the sign and stops, looks back)

Remember - there is no growing out of old age!

          (Exits to striking cheers of support)

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

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