Sunday December 28th…the craziest, silliest, most fun gift you ever received…gave?
Here’s my answer:
I used to work in the ICT department of a senior school and each year, I wrote a ‘play’ with parts for all my friends. It wasn’t the sort of play that could – or would – ever be performed because the scenarios were all so absurd but there was an element of truth in each of the parts and sometimes things that had really happened throughout the year cropped up in a fantastical way.
Here’s a snippet of one that was entitled ‘StrICTly Not Come Dancing’
The conversation carries on for several hours.
Dawn1 – I’m hungry
Dawn2 – So’m I
Sharon – Oh no!
All – What is it?
Sharon – It’s nearly midnight and I haven’t completed my 10,000 steps for today!
All – And?
Sharon – Everyone needs to do 10,000 steps each day. Right, on your feet and follow me!
Everyone jogs round the room after Sharon
Sharon – Now, everyone sing after me like American GI’s
We’re the staff of ICT
All – We’re the staff of ICT
Sharon – We’re all trapped in 213
All – We’re all trapped in 213
Sharon – Students have just locked the door
All – Students have just locked the door
Sharon – Help! We’re stuck on the second floor
All – Help! We’re stuck on the second floor
Sharon – We will jog our cares away
All – We will jog our cares away
Sharon – We will all run 20K
All – Sharon can run the 20K
Sharon – We must do 10,000 steps
Sharon – Pant, Gasp! Where did everyone go?
Dom – Isn’t it amazing how many people you can get under one table?
Jo – What’s that in my ear?
Rob – I think it’s my foot. Is it safe to come out yet? I’m getting cramp and I’m eyeball to eyeball with a rather grotty lump of chewing gum.
Sharon – Seven thousand and three, seven thousand and four…
Dom – No, she’s still got two thousand ninety six steps to do. Trust me, it’s preferable being origami-ed up under here than out there. If she catches sight of us, it’ll be 100 press-ups each – and that’s for starters.
Dawn2 – We’ll have to think of something soon. Dawn1 has turned blue.
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