Coffee and a Chat

INT. COFFEE SHOP – DAY

ANNA (28) dressed in running gear sits with MARK (29) dressed in a business suit. Each have a cup of coffee in front of them.

ANNA
So I told Tom that I want a baby before I’m thirty and he said we should just get a dog. Can you believe that shit?

MARK
Oh wow, what an arsehole. That’s like my boss, the other day I finally asked him for a raise and instead he offered me a promotion. Only it didn’t come with a pay increase, he says he wants me to get more experience first.

ANNA
He’s such a dick. Like Tom, he knows I don’t want a dog, I even lied and told him I was allergic to them and he’s still says he wants one.

MARK
That is unbelievable. When I asked my boss about why the promotion didn’t come with a raise he said if I was successful in my new role we could talk about it after six months.

ANNA
I told Tom that he needs to get me pregnant in six months. And he’s all like I thought we had until you were thirty. And I’m like, obviously I need to get pregnant in six months so I’ll already have the baby by the time I’m thirty. He’s such an idiot.

MARK
My boss must think I’m an idiot because he used the we’ll review it in six months line on me last time. I should have just punched him in the face.

ANNA
I hope the baby doesn’t have Tom’s face. If it comes out with that dopey expression of his I might just have to give it up for adoption.

MARK
Speaking of faces. During this talk with my boss I couldn’t stop looking at his jowl, it kept swinging about. I just thought it’s ridiculous that I have to ask this lardo for a raise.

ANNA
What’s ridiculous is Tom’s fear of growing up. He’s all concerned with the toll the baby might take on our relationship, as if it’s even going to change anything.

MARK
I decided I’m going to change things at work. I agreed to the six months but I’m speaking with my boss’ higher up next week, see if I can’t get around him.

ANNA
Yeah I need to get around Tom and his stupid reluctance. I decided I’m just going to poke holes in his condoms. I don’t know why I even tried to consult him about the decision anyway.

MARK
I shouldn’t have tried to let my boss make the decision for me either. I’m going to subtly let slip to his higher up that he’s got a drinking problem, then when they fire him I’ll be a shoe in for his position. We’ll see who has to wait six months.

ANNA
Oh, I have to go, pilates starts in fifteen. It was so good seeing you.

Both stand and walk to the door of the shop.

MARK
You too, we always have the best chats. You’re such a good listener.

ANNA
Not as good as you. Good luck with your work thingy.

They give each other a quick hug and a kiss on the cheek.

MARK
Yeah and good luck with the whole dog situation.

ANNA
Thanks, bye.

MARK
Bye.

The happily walk off down the street in opposite directions.

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