Thursday, January 21, 2016

Monologue Mania Day # 709 Playing Ketchup (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger Jan. 21, 2016

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Monologue Mania Day # 709 Playing Ketchup (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger Jan. 21, 2016
                          Playing Ketchup
                                                        (for Caregivers Anonymous)
                                           ©Janet S. Tiger all rights reserved Jan. 20, 2016

        (The older man enters with a bag of food from a hamburger joint - waves at the group and he sits in the wheelchair, opening the bag and placing the burger on the table)

Sorry I'm late.  I'm always late.  Except to doctors' appointments, of course.  If you're fifteen minutes late to them, they cancel you, then make you pay a cancellation fee.  But if you're on time, then you wait an hour, so you pay...... no matter what happens!

       (He takes out a packet and kisses it, smiling)

As I was saying, I'm always late, and I have just figured out that no matter what happens, no matter how I try, I can never finish all the paperwork, all the bills, all the chores, all the phone calls, all the dishes.....

      (The group says 'amen')

..... all the details, all the putting away, all the 'all the' that I am behind on, so I figure that if I'm going to being playing.....catch up all the time....

      (He squeezes the packet onto the burger and smiles, shaking his head)

I might as well be playing.....ketchup......

       (He takes a big bite of the burger as the others groan.  Blackout)


Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315
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