Author: michael faris PM
1st Draft of the my play the hospital. I'm not sure what it's about so it's very difficult for me to describe it.Rated: Fiction T - English - Words: 878 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10-19-12 - id: 3066961
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A typical reception of a Hospital ward there is a long desk with a foot long lip at the front of the desk an opening (patients room) and a door (closet) to stage left and the main door to the ward to stage right. There is some floor area in front of the desk. There is a radio playing cherish by Madonna in the back ground as the scene starts. The two characters are sat on office swivel chairs behind the desk. The room is lit by fluorescent light and the heart monitor which can be heard from the patients room is beeping periodically.
Ben is moving around on the chair and Mike is completing his paper work.
BEN: Do you think our cars will be frozen in the morning
MIKE: (continues doing his work) Yes maybe
MIKE: (continues doing his work)
MIKE: What, what is it
DOOR BUZZER SOUNDS
BEN: It's the weasel
MIKE: Don't let him In
DOOR BUZZER SOUNDS TWICE
BEN: I have to Mike, He won't go away. (Ben gets up and opens the door he comes back with man who everyone knows as the weasel)
WEASEL: (starts walking around the room taking stock of the items of the room he counts the tacks on the notice board he check the supplies in the closet and finally he walks over to the desk and starts counting the pens in front of mike, mike does not look up and carries on with his paper work)
WEASEL: ...6,7,8. Anymore in the desk Mike
MIKE: Nope thats your lot.
WEASEL: (the anger is building up inside of him then he calms himself down) There must be more then this you got two boxes last week. check your drawer there must be another box in there.
MIKE: (hardly look up from his work) Can't you see I'm busy.
WEASEL: Were all busy if you can't be bothered I'll have a look myself (he leans over the front of the desk and begins to open the draw)
MIKE: (he slams his hand over the draw) No its my draw ill look. (he look at the weasel and he steps away mike quickly opens and closes the draw) Nothing in there.
WEASEL: You Hardly looked
MIKE: I'm telling you theres nothing in there so let me get on with my work
WEASEL: (getting angrier but trying to calm himself) How did you check you barely opened the draw for second you have to let me look there's a box of pens missing, (panicking) I need to complete the stock take there must be a box of pens somewhere
MIKE: Wow Wow Wow calm down take it easy
MIKE: Ben come over here a second (he opens the draw) do you see a box of pens in there
BEN: Nope Mike not a bean
MIKE: (looks at the weasel) Satisfied.
WEASEL: But they can't be gone. Can't be. Are you sure there not there
BEN: No Pens I'm afraid we must have gone through a lot this time. sorry i couldn't help.
MIKE: Don't worry Ben its not your fault I'm the one with the problem
The weasel starts to lose it
WEASEL: When I was asked to make budget for the year I did not budget £400 for pens I just didn't mike are you sure you use so many pens how do you go thru so many and why do you need those pens they cost a fortune why not use regular pens.
MIKE: I need them I can't right without that them I have a osteoporoses I told you that. It's a disability.
WEASEL: but why do you use so many.
MIKE: its all these reports they makes us you have to document everything. Even if the patient farts you need to write a report. Its shit but thats whats like. Red Tape you catch what i'm saying
WEASEL: but non of the other departments use so many
MIKE: BOLLOCKS. Then there not doing there job properly. This patient needs special care you know that
WEASEL: but they have more patients. Mike your making me look bad, the budget is…
MIKE: I'm sure you will find some way to cut back you always do.
WEASEL: (angry) that's not the point we should not be spending £400 a month on pens. You don't need special pens the budget...
MIKE: Screw the budget and stop wasting my time (goes back to his report)
WEASEL: Screw the budget...The budget keeps you in the job mister.
MIKE: Ben get him the fuck out of hear, i can't talk to this idiot anymore
BEN: come on mate you've been long enough. haven't you got work to (starts moving him towards the door) I think there some loo roll on the 4th floor that needs changing. Nurses in sync and all that.
WEASEL: Mike the department will hear about this you cant take to me in that way. I am an administrator.
MIKE: I have a message for the department (Mike sticks his middle finger up)
The weasel walks out. And closes the door.
Ben and mike look at each other and burst into laughter.