Written by Joe Janes
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(Lights up on Rudy waiting for a bus. Rudy is on his cell phone. Ryan is watching him.)
RUDY (on phone)Still waiting on the bus, Liz. As soon as it gets here, I’m heading straight home. Yeah, it’s been a long day. See you soon. Love you.
(He puts his phone away.)
RYANHey, man. I’m running late. Can I use your phone to call my wife?
RUDYUh, no. Sorry. The batteries running low. I just turned it off.
(Ryan pulls out a gun.)
RYANThen how about I take your wallet? I’ll go by me a phone.
RUDYWhy you little snot. I may be older than you, but I’m bigger could beat the tar out of you.
RYANGood thing I have a gun and you have a brain. Now, let me have your wallet.
(Rudy hands Ryan a wallet. Ryan takes it and throws it away.)
RUDYHey, what did you do that for?
RYANBecause that was your fake “just in case I get mugged” wallet.
RUDYHow did you know that?
RYANIt’s thin, cheap, came out of your jacket and you gave it up all too quickly.
(Rudy hands Ryan his real, more substantial wallet.)
RYANThat’s more like it. Can’t believe you think I’m stupid enough to fall for a decoy wallet.
RUDYYou know, armed robbery is an automatic prison sentence.
RYANIt is if the gun is real.
(Ryan makes some clicking sounds with it showing it’s just a plastic toy. They realize what he just did and Ryan bolts off stage with Rudy in quick pursuit. Blackout)