Sunday, January 24, 2016

Monologue Mania Day # 712 Good Enough by Janet S. Tiger Jan. 24, 2016

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Monologue Mania Day # 712 Good Enough by Janet S. Tiger Jan. 24, 2016   

                      Good Enough
                                 by Janet S. Tiger  © all rights reserved                                                                          


          (Young man storms onstage, he is holding up a phone, sets it on a table so he can broadcast.)

There, you can see me now.  Whaddaya think?  Am I good enough now?  Do you think I can finally follow through on something I'm gonna do?

Mom, you always said I was lazy, and Dad, you said I didn't ...listen to you.  Well, now you have to listen to me.  Figure out what I'm saying.

What about you Mr. Weber?  Do you remember me?  In third grade, when you told me I would never understand that stuff about fractions?  That I was......not bright enough, but I could do other stuff, maybe, like....painting houses.  Not carpentry...or welding, that was too much math......

Or you, Mrs. Dupont?  My career counselor who just knew college was not for were right!  I flunked out of community college, you should be happy to be right, right?

All of you......who wouldn't invite me to parties, and you girls who wouldn't go out with me, and all of you.....all of you......who said I wasn't...good enough.

(Yelling)  Whaddaya think now?  By the time you see this, you'll know just what I was good enough to do......and you'll know that you were wrong....very, very wrong.

       (He turns to leave, stops, looks back)

Just like they were wrong about Hitler......

       (He takes the phone and kisses it. Exits.....into infamy)


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