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LACKING COMMITMENT - written by Tanis Harms
SCRIPTURE: Luke 14:28-30
Style: satire/conversation: a person chastises
. a friend for not finishing projects
. or keeping promises
Cast: Bonnie; Susan; Narrator
Set & Props: 2 chairs, remote control, table,
. bowl, pitcher, cup, TV (optional)
(BONNIE and Susan sits and watches TV.)
BONNIE This is a good movie, huh?
SUSAN It is. Say, you said you had some brownies?
BONNIE Oh, yeah. On the counter. (doesn’t move)
SUSAN I’ll - get it.
(SUSAN gets up and goes to “counter” and looks)
SUSAN This is it?
(SUSAN takes a taste with her finger and makes a face.)
SUSAN Ew! Not only is it still raw,
. but I don’t think you finished
. putting in all the ingredients.
BONNIE Well, I think I just got sidetracked.
. We could just eat it like that.
SUSAN No we can’t. Besides needing to be baked,
. It needs a few more ingredients
. in it before that could happen.
. Where did you leave off?
BONNIE No idea.
SUSAN Where’s your recipe? 2
BONNIE Ahhh, you can’t see it there anywhere?
SUSAN (looking around) No.
BONNIE Well, just leave it then, that’s okay.
SUSAN You don’t want to wash the bowl?
BONNIE Maybe later.
SUSAN Okay! So while I’m up,
. is there something to drink?
BONNIE There should be iced tea.
SUSAN Iced tea sounds good.
(SUSAN looks around and finally finds the pitcher.
She pours herself a glass and tastes it, wincing.)
SUSAN Ew! So what happened with the iced tea?
. You didn’t add the sugar?
BONNIE Ohhhh, I think I ran out of sugar. Sorry.
SUSAN Well, at least we have a movie to watch.
BONNIE Actually, I’m getting kind of bored.
. Do you mind if we finish watching it next week?
SUSAN We can’t do that. I have to return the DVD
. tomorrow. And what do you mean – bored!?
. You just finished saying it was a good movie.
BONNIE I don’t know. I just feel like doing
. something else now.
SUSAN But you said you’d watch the movie with me.
. Man! If I had known, I would have found
. someone else with a DVD player.
BONNIE You still can. I don’t mind.
SUSAN It’s too late for that. Well then, do you mind
. if I just stay here and watch it by myself?
BONNIE Go ahead.
SUSAN Bonnie, you do realize that things are
. way better when you finish them?
BONNIE I guess.
SUSAN What do you mean, you guess? With just
. a little more effort and time management,
. you could have finished the brownies
. and the iced tea. Now you’ve wasted the time
. you DID spend on it, plus the money
. it took using up those ingredients. And,
. because you lack the bit of stamina needed
. to sit here for just 30 more minutes,
. you’re not going to see the end of this movie.
. You’re going to miss out on the fun
. and the best part of the story. And -
. you are really making me frustrated!
SUSAN I guess it’s your loss, as well as mine.
. You seem to do this a lot. When you make
. a commitment, you need to finish what you start.
. Someday, someone might really be depending on you.
. What if a doctor had to perform surgery on you,
. and half way through the operation,
. he just decided not to finish?
BONNIE That would be bad. Hmph. Never thought of it
. that way. I guess I’ll try harder.
SUSAN Starting when?
BONNIE Ahhh, right now? Yeah-now.
. Let's finish watching the movie.
NARRATOR Luke 14:28–30 "If one of you is planning
. to build a tower, he sits down to see
. if he has enough money to finish the job.
. If he doesn’t, he will not be able to finish
. the tower after laying the foundation:
. and all who see what happened will make fun
. of him. 'This man began to build
. but can’t finish the job!'”