Thursday, December 14, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1401 How to Interpret a Lettter by Janet S. Tiger (c) Dec.15 , 2017

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Monologue Mania Day #  1401 How to Interpret a Lettter  by Janet S. Tiger (c) Dec.15  , 2017    

                            How to Interpret a Letter    
                                               a monologue by Janet S. Tiger (c) all rights reserved 2017

          (Actor enters - a letter in hand)

This, my friends, is a perfect example of a letter that needs interpreting - and I am going to be the person to do so!

It is a letter from the owners to the  executives.....also known as management to employees - or more clearly...... the bosses to the help....

(Reading)  "While we can't comment on market speculation, we do want to address the impact we know this is having on all of you......"

(Laughs)  Which means.....We want to give you absolutely no useful information, but we want to appear human....

 (Reads)  "Uncertainty always breeds unease......"  Which, of course, is not to be confused with familiarity breeds contempt....but definitely means if you don't know what the hell is going on, you are probably pooing in your panties.....

(Reads) In every way, our focus is on our businesses and on the welfare of all our colleagues."  Which means - all we care about is the money, and we truly hope you don't kill yourself when you find out what's going on, as it could affect everything that matters to us....which is, of course, the money.

And now, for my favorite  - (reads)  "All of you have worked hard to build and nurture a remarkable company through your hard work, loyalty and creativity.....for this we are truly grateful......"

And that is obvious -  it have sweated and strained to get every nickel we gave you, and for that, we are truly grateful, because it made for us.....a whole shitload of nickels!"

         (Takes letter, folds up)

And that, my dear friends, is how you interpret a letter.

        (Turns to leave, stops, looks back)

Oh, and yes, I was fired, too.

         (Exits.  The end of another company)
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