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BONES TO PICK (video) - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: tension in relationships
SCRIPTURE: Mt.18:15, Lk.17:3, 1Cor.13:4-8, Eph.4:25-32
Style: drama/conversation: Samantha tries
. to sort out the miscommunication
. between her and Terry
Cast: SAMANTHA, TERRY
(TERRY and SAMANTHA bump into each other.)
T Hey Samantha.
S Oh! Ah, hey – Terry.
T Something wrong?
S Ah, yeah, ah, I have a bone to pick with you.
T ReallY? You’d share? Well, what is it?
. A nice meaty T-bone?
S No, not that kind of bone.
T Ohhhh. A ham bone?
S Noooo, nothing to do with food. Just,
. don’t even go there.
T Too late.
S Get your mind off of food, Terry.
T Well, it isn’t maybe a bison bone? That’s like a –
. buffalo – only bigger. (staring off into space)
T I’m hungry now, Samantha. I just want to eat.
S Terry, focus, what I meant was –
. I need to talk with you.
T Oh-oh... well, that sounds serious. 2
. What is it?
S Well, now I forget.
T That’s because you’re thinking about food,
. now, aren’t you?
T Well, you’re the one who brought it up.
S No, I didn’t – ah, but that’s – that’s not what
. I want to talk about.
T So, it’s important, but NOT about food.
S That’s right.
T What else could be more important than food?
S I don’t know. I don’t remember. This is bugging me,
. so much!
T Ugh, having something bug you –
. that can be so irritating!
S I – I think that has something to do with it.
T What? Bugs? I do not like bugs so much.
. Especially – fleas.
S Terry! You are not helping me focus or
. stay on point.
T Sorry. Wow, I’d say there was something
. REALLY bugging you.
S Yes! There is!
T Well, I sure wish you could remember,
. so I could help you fix this.
S Fix! That’s it!
T You mean, I helped you?
S No, that’s the problem – you FORGOT to help me. 3
. And so I’ve been very, very angry at you.
T You’ve been angry at me? For how long?
S About a week.
T Why didn’t you say something sooner?
S I was just hoping you’d remember, and just do it.
T Well, there’s the problem –
. I still don’t know what you are talking about.
S You broke my bicycle - when you tried that trick-
. then you said you would help me fix it.
T Oh yeah. I’m sorry. That totally slipped my mind.
. Well, still, you should have reminded me.
. That way, you wouldn’t have had to be angry for so long.
S I just thought that you didn’t care.
T That’s not true. Of course I care.
. Why would you assume that?
S I guess that was wrong of me. Sorry.
. I SHOULD have come to you with this a lot sooner.
T I forgive you. And – sorry for not remembering.
S Of course, I forgive you.
T Okay, come on, let’s go fix that bicycle now before
. I forget again. But wasn’t that kind of funny,
. the way I flew through the air when I hit that bump?
. Ahhhhhh. And then – okay-noooo – that was NOT so funny.
. So I won’t be trying anymore tricks, on your bike-
. OKAY- let’s go fix that bicycle
. before I make you angry again.
S Good plan.