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STUDENT: Mean? After all that, you’re going to fault me for being… mean?
VAGRANT: You were having a cheap laugh at somebody else’s expense. Mocking them. You didn’t care about that woman.
Your intentions were malicious. Us stealing food… that’s not malicious. That’s us trying to survive. No matter how low you think that we are, I got news for you… you’re lower.
STUDENT: Yeah. Okay. Sorry. You don’t have to be so… VAGRANT: Actually, I do. I don’t have much pride left, but it’s all I got.
STUDENT: Here, let me give you a couple of bucks. Please.
VAGRANT: I don’t want to soil my hands with your money.
STUDENT: I’m sorry, okay? What I did was wrong. I was wrong. But you stealing food is wrong, too.
VAGRANT: What? I shamed you so now you’re gonna turn me in to the manager so you can feel good about yourself again?
STUDENT: You shamed me, so I’d like to buy those almonds for you so you don’t have to steal them. And yeah, the up side for me is that maybe I get to walk out of here not feeling like quite so much of a scum ball. If you don’t want to take my money, then let me at least pay for ‘em at the checkout, okay?
VAGRANT: Cash register’s at the front of the store. I can’t go up to the front with you, ‘cause then they’re gonna expect me to leave. (Beat.) Not unless you want to put me up for the night at your place.
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