A play in one scene
Sarah, a barista
Paul, a regular patron
First Woman, a coffee drinker
Second Woman, another coffee drinker
A Starbucks, at the end of lunch hour.
Sarah stands at the espresso machine. Paul sits at the bar, typing on his laptop. The two women stand, waiting for their drinks.
Paul rises, closes his laptop, and begins to put it in his bag.
Sarah: You can’t leave.
Paul: You’re not the boss of me.
First Woman: My daughter used to say that to her swim teacher when she was four.
Second Woman: I wonder where she learned it?
First Woman: I don’t know. But she still says it all the time.
Paul: I have to go back to work.
Sarah: I guess that’s okay.
First Woman: Because someone there is the boss of him.
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