What’s there to [dis]like?

by Martin Baena

Characters: 1, 2

Setting: Bar patio at night

2: I don’t like ‘im.

1: Why’s that?

2: Cheers!

1: Cheers! (They drink) What is it…

2: Well…

1: …you don’t like about him?

2: …uh, his mouth.

1: His mouth…

2: More the way he talks. 

1: His voice?

2: That too, that too. It’s the way his mouth moves…

1: uh-huh

2: The way his mouth moves when he talks.

1: So the shape of his mouth…

2: Yeah

1: …the way it moves when he speaks…

2: I guess…

1: …and his voice?

2: His voice? Yes. Definitely his voice: he sounds like an idiot.

1: You don’t think he’s very smart.

2: He may be. He may be quite smart.

1: Uh-huh

2: Who’s to say?

1: You don’t like him, is what you’re saying.

2: Exactly right.

1: Because of his mouth.

2: Well…

1: Yes?

2: …it’s possible that his mouth has nothing to do with it.

1: You just don’t like him.

2: That’s right.

1: Uh-huh, uh-huh.

2: Haven’t you disliked someone for no reason at all?

1: Oh, yes.


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