Dreams and Hardware

INT. HARDWARE STORE – DAY

Two women MANDY (28, hyperactive) and ELIZABETH (31, motherly) walk through a supersized hardware store. Elizabeth scans the isles as they go.

MANDY
That’s the problem with loofas, they look soft but they’re actually scratchy!

ELIZABETH
That’s great Mand, really fascinating. Now do you see where the plumbing stuff is?

MANDY
No. I don’t even know why you’re so keen about fixing your own toilet. Gross. Just hire a plumber, or better yet get that husband of yours to fix it. Isn’t that the main reason to have a husband?

ELIZABETH
(with a smile)
It’s not the main reason.

MANDY
Ughh, Liz, please don’t start telling me about your sex life again. I can’t handle it. Oh, I had a dream last night I want to tell you about.

ELIZABETH
Mandy, don’t tell me about your dreams. If I can’t tell you about my amazing sex life, you can’t tell me about your dreams.

MANDY
No, it’s really interesting. You’ll want to hear this.

ELIZABETH
See that’s what everyone thinks but no one ever wants to hear about someone else’s dreams.

MANDY
Are you kidding? I love hearing about it when I’m in other peoples dreams.

ELIZABETH
Yeah because they involve you. Hearing about people’s dreams is like looking at other people’s photos, if your not in them you don’t really care.

MANDY
Well shut up because I’m going to tell you anyway.

Elizabeth sighs, then spots the plumbing isle and enters it. Mandy follows.

MANDY (CONT’D)
So in the dream I was naked, curled up, and floating in this weird, warm, liquid. But it was nice, like strangely comforting.

Elizabeth stops in front of a large wall of plumbing items.

ELIZABETH
That is strange.

MANDY
Yeah but then all of a sudden I wasn’t in the weird liquid anymore. I was in a hospital bed and hugging a giant egg.

ELIZABETH
An egg?

MANDY
I know right. But dream me loved this egg, like really loved it. I was stroking it, and talking to it, and giving it lots of kisses.

ELIZABETH
Okay.

MANDY
Yeah. Then all of a sudden I was in the park and it was a sunny day, and all these Mums and their kids were playing on the play equipment together, and it was like really beautiful you know.

ELIZABETH
Sure. Oh yes, that’s what I want.

Elizabeth grabs an item off the shelf and then two continue to walk back through the store.

MANDY
And as I was sitting there watching them I realised I wasn’t alone. Sitting next to me was a little girl, but she was me. It was like a little version of me, but she was also kind of the egg as well, it was weird. Then me and little me went and played on the equipment.

The approach the cash register and Elizabeth puts her item down.

MANDY (CONT’D)
I woke up and I was so happy Liz, like crazy content. But then I got really sad. Do you think it means anything?

ELIZABETH
What? Yes! Mandy I think you want to have kids.

MANDY
You think.

ELIZABETH
Yes! Obviously!

MANDY
Oh. I thought I just really wanted to eat some eggs or something.

Elizabeth goes through the register, and pays for her item.

MANDY (CONT’D)
Oh my God Liz, I want a baby!

ELIZABETH
Yeah, that’s pretty huge. Those maternal instincts were always going to kick in some time. Now are you going to help me fix my toilet?

MANDY
Gross, no. I’ll watch you do it.

ELIZABETH
You think that’s gross, wait until you have kids.

MANDY
Oh no.

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