“The Boogie Man”
a scene for two actors
by D. M. Larson
(MINDY goes up to RALPH'S desk and leaves him a present. She pretends to talk to him)
Hi, I'm Mindy - I've been watching you... no, no sounds creepy. Hi, I'm Mindy. I enjoyed the seminar you have last week on customer service techniques. I thought you were wonderful... Amazing... I mean. No, no... Too much. I found it very informative. I've been to all your staff trainings. I never miss one. I'm always in the front row. I'm always early. I wanted to give you a little something... To let you know that we appreciate all the help you give to the rest of is... To all help you give me. You really care about people... I don't think anyone notices all the hard work you do. But I do. And that's why I wanted to give you this. Because you make a difference... You make a difference for me.
(PETE hears her - comes from shadows. Claps)
You bastard. Were you listening to me? Why are you so creepy?
You used to like it when I lurked in the shadows, waiting for you.
I never liked that. I've never liked your games.
So now you're turning your attention to Ralphie.
We're done okay? I told you that.
Then this is the point in the relationship where I give you a pink slip.
You can't so that... I'll sue you...
My lawyers are way better than your lawyers I'm sure. Besides... When I give a pink slip it's very final. My pink slips are permanent. You'll be done... Never to be heard from again.
You're scaring me.
For some reason, I like that. I've always liked that. I want people to fear me. That must be what royalty felt like - ruling with an iron fist - having people fear them - cast aside the useless - punish those who won't obey.
(Mindy has left)
Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't get away from me, I'm the boogie man.
END OF SCENE
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