Unexpected Luck

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©  UNEXPECTED LUCK

 

CHARACTERS:

ROSE

GERALD

DR. SMITH

MRS. SMITH

 

 

SCRIPT:

 

 

ACT I –  IN THE RESTAURANT

 

 

(Gerald enters the restaurant.  He’s all wet because of the rain.  Rose approaches him.  Dr. and Mrs. Smith are seated in a nearby table)

 

 

ROSE:  Oh, Gerald, you’re all wet!.

 

 

GERALD:  I know, and I have to get dry before my shift starts. 

 

 

ROSE:  How many blocks did you walk today?.

 

 

GERALD:  About ten, I think.  With this awful weather, it’s hard to find a cab!.

 

 

ROSE:  What did they tell you at the auto repair shop?.

 

 

GERALD:  They said the thunderstorm from weeks ago damaged the car completely…and…that I have to buy a new car.   How about that?.

 

 

ROSE:  I’m sorry.  It’s not going to be easy.  New cars are so expensive!.

 

 

GERALD:  I know.  I can’t keep taking taxis to work everyday, and borrowing the restaurant’s catering truck from the owners.

 

 

ROSE:  We’ll talk about this later.

 

 

GERALD:  Yeah.  It’s time to work.

 

 

ROSE:  Let’s go to kitchen.  You have to get ready to wait tables.

 

 

(Gerald and Rose leave the stage/room.  A few minutes later Gerald enters carrying two menu cards, then he approaches Dr. and Mrs. Smith)

 

 

GERALD:  (to Dr. Smith)  Good afternoon doctor.  It’s a pleasure to have you here today.  (To Mrs. Smith)  How are you Ma’am?.

 

 

MRS. SMITH:  (in a sweet voice) I’m fine Gerald.  And you?.

 

 

GERALD:  I’m ok…I guess.

 

 

DR. SMITH:  You don’t sound very convincing!.

 

 

GERALD:  It’s nothing, doctor.

 

 

DR. SMITH:  Listen, before we order our meal, I want to ask you something. 

 

 

GERALD:  Sure.

 

 

DR. SMITH:  How long have you been working here?.  I’m asking because we have been coming to this restaurant for many years, and you have always provided us with a very good service.

 

 

GERALD:  Well thank your doctor!.  I have been working here for fifteen years.

 

 

MRS. SMITH:  That’s a lot of time!.

 

 

GERALD:  That’s right.  I like my job, but lately things have gone ALL wrong.  I guess it’s just bad luck.

 

 

DR. SMITH:  Look, Gerald.  It wasn’t our intention to listen to the conversation you were having with Rose, so my wife and I have decided to help you.

 

 

MRS. SMITH:  (gives some money to Gerald)  That’s right.  Please, take the money, we know it will help you to solve your problem.

 

 

GERALD:  But…

 

 

DR. SMITH:  Take it, please.

 

 

GERALD:  But, you don’t have to.   This is a lot of money.  I’m sorry, but I can’t take it.

 

 

DR. SMITH:  We will be out of town for a long time, and we are not going to be giving you a tip for a while.

 

 

MRS. SMITH:  So, please, take the money, and buy yourself a car.

 

 

GERALD:  You are being very nice to me, and I don’t deserve it.

 

 

DR. SMITH:  Of course you do!.

 

 

MRS. SMITH:  You are a hard worker, and we love you because you have always given us a good service. 

 

 

GERALD:  Thank you very much. I’ll buy the best car I can get for the money, and I promise that the next time I see you, I will pay it back.

 

 

DR. SMITH:  That won’t be necessary.  Oh, and one more thing…just don’t tell anybody about this.

 

 

MRS. SMITH:  We wish to remain anonymous. 

 

 

GERALD:  Of course.  You’re very kind, may God bless you!.

 

 

DR. SMITH:  Fine!.  Now we are ready to order.

 

 

GERALD:  (hands them the menu)  Sure!.

 

 

MRS. SMITH:  (looks at the menu)  Let’s see what is today’s specials…

 

 

THE END

 

 

Author:  K I D S I N C O

 

 

Moral Value:  Generosity.

 

 

Moral:  Help others while expecting or wanting nothing in return.

 

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