October 14, 2008
A short (very short) play.
Scene: A male (Derek) is driving the car with a female passenger (Yours Truly). The car is traveling through the boondocks where farmland and big open spaces abound.
Derek points to someone waving their arms frantically at a group of sheep. The sheep are now frantic as well as they race away from the arm-waver.
Derek: Look! Sheep herding!
Yours Truly merely raises an eyebrow.
Derek: You know, that’s got to be the cruelest thing that you can do to an animal.
Yours Truly: Herding sheep?
Derek: It’s cruel! They work allll year at growing that nice warm coat, then in you go, bzzzzzzzz, and send them out into the cold to do it all over again.
Yours Truly: Say what?
Derek: “But it’s cold,” they say. And you go, “Out! Do it again!” And that’s when they say “Baaaaa means noooooo.”
Yours Truly reaches down into her purse and pulls out a piece of paper and a pen. She begins writing.
Derek: What are you doing?
Yours Truly: I’m writing this down so I can remember to blog it.
Derek: You should title it, like, your husband, the animal rights activist.
Yours Truly: You got it, babe.