I think I'll write a play...
By Nirav Sanghani
[Ralph and Sally are sitting at a table in a coffee-shop]
Ralph: So that's it then. We're done. It's over.
Sally: Yeah, I guess so.
R: Pity, too. We would have been so-
S: -great together, I know. But it was-
R: -my decision, yeah. Actually, I thought it was up to both of us.
S: Hey, I told you my end. It's only up to you now.
R: Sure thing.
S: Did I detect sarcasm in that statement?
R: You always say that.
S: Say what?
S: No, tell me!
R: I just did! You always say "nothing."
S: So...what now?
R: Hey, I've got an idea!
S: That's a first.
R: I suppose I deserved that.
S: Yes you did.
R: We should just get married and skip all the dating crap.
S: Now, how does that work?
R: Never mind.
S: Okay. If you say so. [begins to hum tunelessly]
R: Hey, kid...what's that tune you always hum?
S: I wasn't aware I was humming the same tune. [begins to hum again, listens to herself] Wow! You're right.
R: So what is it then?
S: I don't know.
R: So...what now?
S: I honestly have no idea.
R: As usual.
S: Wait...was that an insult?
S: Oh, okay. Just checking.
S: I think you're over-analyzing this.
R: Am I?
S: Yes, yes you are.
R: Am I really?
R: Oh, okay. Just checking.
S: Okay. So anyways, you need to look at the big picture.
R: What big picture?
S: You know, step back and look at everything as a whole. I mean, inspecting the nooks and crannies is good, but sometimes you just have to look at the whole thing, plain and simple.
R: But what if it's not simple?
S: It is, trust me.
R: You know, things aren't as clear for me as they are for you.
S: Just think about it for a while.
R: But I don't want to think! Wait...that sounded just like you!
S: And right now, I'm the one giving the advice...
R: ...meaning you stole my mind!
S: And enjoying it very much, thank you.
R: Just don't get it dirty or anything...
S: I'll take good care of it, don't worry.
R: ...though of course, I suppose the inside of your skull is exceptionally clean, not having had to hold anything before.
S: I'm sorry, what was that?
S: Was that another insult?
S: This is getting pointless.
R: All of our conversations have been pointless, since...you know.
R: This is the hugest subject avoidance I've ever seen.
R & S: ...what now?
Thank you very much, I hope you enjoyed my short play. I know I enjoyed writing it. :-)