A short radio play by Martin Baena
Characters: A, B
A: …It’s true.
B: Says who?
A: It is.
B: Who says?
A: Ask anybody.
B: Ask me: I say it isn’t.
A: …anybody else.
B: Because they agree with you?
A: Because it’s true.
B: Hold up, hold up…
A: And they know it.
B: It’s true because you say it’s true? Is that wha–
A: Who would say otherwise?
B: For starters:
B: Me. I say.
A: Go out and ask anybody and they’ll tell you.
B: Just because you say it is…
A: Anybody can see it’s so.
B: …no, no: that’s…
A: Just look at it. Look at the facts.
B: Which are?
A: Look: It’s obvious.
A: It’s plain. Anyone can see.
B: Except me.
A: That’s your problem: don’t blame me.
B: But where’s the proof?
A: What proof: anyone will tell you.
B: That’s not…
A: Ask ’em and they’ll tell you.
B: …that’s… if a hundred people said the earth was flat?
A: What are you talking about?
B: If you were to say…
A: We’re not talking about that.
B: I’m saying…
A: Look: look, here is the thing: go and ask anybody. You think they’d disagree?
A: No. Anyone will tell you the same thing.
B: You don’t know that.
A: No, they would. Everyone else.
B: Forget everyone else.
A: For the last time…
B: You: Why do you say it’s true?
A: Look at it….
A: …look at it from where I’m standing? You see?
B: That’s your proof?
A: Just look at it….
B: No, I get it.
B: … “take my word for it” isn’t good enough.
A: Don’t take my word for it. Go talk to people.
B: And if they tell me otherwise?
A: How could they? Hm? They’d be wrong.
B: Don’t you see you’re…
B: I’ll tell you what.
A: Can’t it wait?
B: I will…
A: What is it?
B: I will… let me tell you…
A: I have to go.
B: Hold on…
A: It was nice talkin’ to you. I really must…
A: Thank you, thank you. Good day.
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