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Neglected Tomatoes

September 10, 2018 by Comments

CHARACTERS

Melissa and Abby

 

SETTING
A community garden spot.  Melissa is watering her plot filled with a variety of veggies and flowers.  Abby is looking at the neighboring plots. A humorous interchange between friends….



ABBY:  Damn, look at all those tomatoes on the plot next to yours.  All over the vines and on the floor. Does anyone come by to get them?

MELISSA: Don’t know – but it sure is beyond ready to be harvested.

ABBY:  You think they’d mind if I took a couple?

MELISSA:  Abby, that’s stealing!

ABBY:  Well, it looks to me like it’s me using the resources at hand instead of letting them go to waste.

MELISSA:  Still, it’s not my – or your – garden plot and it would be stealing.

ABBY:  That’s your perspective.  If I’m rescuing some neglected tomatoes, and putting them to good use, maybe I’m a sustainable hero instead of a thief.

MELISSA: I don’t know Abby, I just wouldn’t feel right about it.

ABBY:  Well, you wouldn’t be the one rescuing the tomatoes, I would.

MELISSA:  Look, how about I give you some of my tomatoes?

ABBY:  That’s so sweet of you, but the point here is that your neighbor’s tomatoes are going to waste.  Someone has to rescue them!

MELISSA: Let me put it to you this way.  If you don’t steal those tomatoes I will give you a bag of kale and carrots from my garden.

ABBY:  So it’s okay for you to bribe me but I can’t steal tomatoes?  Isn’t that just one criminal action in exchange for another?

MELISSA:  Hmmm. Didn’t think about it that way.

ABBY:  I’ll tell you what.  If you add in some eggplants to the bag of kale and carrots you’ve got yourself a deal.

MELISSA: Alright, great.

As Melissa is packing up a bag of veggies for Abby, Abby has wandered over to another person’s garden plot.

ABBY:  Melissa – check this out!  This person has neglected Zinnias!

Melissa grabs the bag of veggies AND Abby, then quickly and lovingly proceeds to lead her friend out the garden gate….

 

 

THE END

 


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