|Mona: Jesus boy, if your gonna walk unemployed, youíll need to be buying day old bread, itíll cut your grocery bill by twenty percent, minimum. Tell you what, tomorrow morning weíll hit up the groceries, well get them still fresh. (Leaves)
Joseph: Certainly, Ms Josephs, weíll do that. Bye
Mona: Goodnight Joseph!
Scene 6 ďYes, Dr PretentiousĒ June, 2002.
Outside high school. Bare stage, except for blanket on which the characters sit during the scene. JOSEPH sits eating an apple, although he is 18 during this scene he is played by the same actor who plays him in the present day scenes. In a formal suit with the tie undone. KAREN (18) enters from stage left. She is wearing an evening gown similar to that Mona bought for herself in Scene 5. SHE is holding her recently won high school diploma. JOSEPH shakes HER hand as she sits down on the grass next to him.
Karen: I remember you used to kiss me when we saw each other.
Joseph: Iíve been watching you up there this whole time, I didnít feel the need for it.
Karen: Well, it wouldíve been nice, today is a big day for me.
(JOSEPH leans over and kisses HER)
Karen: Better. Not great, but better.
Joseph: Youíd prefer to lay back and do it here in the bushes?
Karen: Would have been romantic.
Joseph: (points to diploma) Whatís that say?
Karen: I havenít read it, Iíd assume itís pretty simple. Arenít you gonna congratulate me?
Joseph: For what? Itís pretty easy to graduate from High School.
Karen: You didnít graduate.
Joseph: Hard to do, seeing how I never went to class in a year, and Iím not enrolled. Are you gonna suggest itís my fault my fatherís dead?
Karen: No. Howís your mom?
Joseph: Sheís alright. I think she might take a trip or something. Maybe down south. She needs to clear her head, I guess. Sheís still pretty screwed up, even now..
Karen: Well, her husband did just recently die.
Joseph: Sheíll get over it.
Karen: And after all that sickness.
Joseph: Yeah, well, you make do.
Karen: And you?
Joseph: (looks smiling at her) Iíll find a way through.
Karen: Did quitting school help any?
Joseph: (bites apple) You know, I canít decide if youíre being playful or just a bitch.
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