Written by Joe Janes
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(Lights up on Noreen and Wade sitting on a sofa eating dinner off the coffee table. We hear “Wheel of Fortune” lightly on the television. They stare at the television and eat slowly, methodically, without much thought. They are very deadpan.)
(They continue eating and watching television.)
I’m probably not going to get anyone better than you.
I was thinking the same thing.
You’re the best possible woman I am able to attract. And I’m probably as good as it gets for you.
I’ve had better.
Me, too. (Beat) Those people are gone.
It doesn’t get any better than this.
(They continue eating and watching television. Noreen turns and looks at Wade. He puts his fork down and turns to look at her.)
We should get married.
(They resume eating and watching television.)
We should probably celebrate.
There are grape popsicles in the freezer.
(They continue eating and watching the television as lights fade.)