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GRATEFUL SERVANT – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: serving God thankfully
Style: allegory/conversation: one servant fishes
. for a compliment from the boss,
. while the other servant thanks the boss
. for being able to serve
Cast: BONNIE, EVA, BOSS
Set & Props: table, chair, paperwork (optional)
(BONNIE and EVA enter and approach BOSS, who sits at
a tiny table looking over some paperwork.)
EVA (fishing for gratitude) We have finished
. tending your garden and maintaining the yard.
BONNIE Anything else you’d like us to do before
. we move on to-
EVA. It is unbearably hot out there, but - I made
. sure that we did a thorough job of pulling
. all the weeds. I know how you like us
. to keep on top of that detail.
BONNIE But we’d like to know if there’s anything else
. you’d like us to do before getting your dinner-
EVA Oh, I sure hope you like the way I polished
. the silverware. It is so shiny, you can
. see yourself.
BONNIE I beg your humble forgiveness. Please,
. tell me what you would like me to do next.
BOSS For now, just fix dinner and serve that to me
. in the dining room. Then, you can clean up
. and have your own meal.
BONNIE Thank you so much, sir!
(BONNIE bows slightly as BOSS exits. EVA looks over
at BONNIE with disdain.)
EVA What’s with the humble begging for
. forgiveness? And - thank you?
. You THANKED HIM? He should be thanking us!
BONNIE Hardly. Without him, we would not have a job.
EVA But we do such thorough work for him.
. At least I do. Is it too much to get
. a “thank you” every now and then?
BONNIE Is it not enough to get a paycheck?
. Why should he thank us for something that
. we are supposed to be doing anyway?
EVA Common courtesy!
BONNIE That is why I thanked our boss.
. Common, sincere courtesy! I am
. very thankful for my job!
EVA But we go way above and beyond
. what is asked of us.
BONNIE Really? Because right now, we are suppose
. to be preparing his dinner. Instead, we’re
. just standing here, wasting time by arguing
. and complaining.
EVA. But- just a tiny thanks?
BONNIE He gives us a yearend bonus.
EVA You’re making me look bad, here.
BONNIE I’ll be going to the kitchen now.
. You can go set the table.
(As BONNIE is about to exit, BOSS comes back in.)
BOSS Bonnie, I meant to tell you that
. I will be giving you a promotion.
BONNIE Thank you! Thank you so much, sir.
(BONNIE bows her thanks as BOSS exits. BONNIE now exits,
while EVA exits with an exasperated grunt.)