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Anger Management

January 13, 2009

A very short play about a Christmas gift gone wrong.

Scene: Produce aisle. Three-year-old Tom is riding on the end of Mom’s grocery cart. He is in an excellent mood.

Tom: (Points to a head of romaine lettuce.)
Mama, is this kale?

Mama: Nope, that’s lettuce. This stuff over here is kale. But it’s kind of old and floppy. We’ll get some next week.

Adorable 18-month-old girl enters stage left. She is wearing a pale-pink, zippered snowsuit. Curly brown hair  peeks out beneath of hood ringed with white fur.

Girl: (Waving and smiling)
La la la, ba ba!

Tom: (Gives her the stink eye, and remains silent)

Girl: (Grinning)
Zha zha ba ba, Hi!
(She laughs.)

Tom: (Growling)
You are making me angry. You won’t like me when I’m angry!

Mama: (Rolls eyes and pushes cart quickly to another section. Suppresses a grin and mutters under her breath.)

Thanks, Uncle John.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Uncle John permalink
    January 13, 2009 2:03 am

    Would woulda thunk it? One of us Duck boys playing the role of bully!!

  2. January 14, 2009 4:13 pm

    Oh Dear Lord. That thing is hysterical…in a 70’s campy I remember that line sort of way:)

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