Presto Pest-Go – Scene 8

This scene is part of a pilot episode for a sitcom that I wrote as part of my Masters. See past days to catch up on the rest of the episode.

EXT. SUBURBAN HOUSE – DAY

Steve and Prabir approach the doorway of a nice suburban house. Steve rings the doorbell.

STEVE
Don’t worry, I’m going to do all the talking.

The door opens and an attractive thirty something woman steps out. She is ANNIE.

ANNIE
Steve! I didn’t know you were still working for Presto Pest-Go. How are you?

Steve stares at her in shock for a beat. Finally a small, awkward smile creeps along his face. He says nothing.

ANNIE (CONT’D)
I haven’t seen you for years, everything going alright?

Beat.

Annie, confused, looks from the shell shocked Steve over to Prabir.

PRABIR
Hello, ummm, I’m Prabir.

Steve finally composes himself.

STEVE
Hi Annie, yes, this is Steve. Prabir! I’m Steve. Prabir, this is Annie, we, we went to school together.

ANNIE
We did, well until you dropped out to work for these guys. You must be running the place by now?

STEVE
Well, not yet, it’s only been…

Steve calculates in his head.

STEVE (CONT’D)
Twelve years! Oh God.

ANNIE
Well I didn’t really expect you to be running the whole company. What are you, the manager?

STEVE
I, I manage sections of the work, you know, not technically manager yet. But it’s a laugh.

ANNIE
You did always like a laugh. So what position are you in now?

STEVE
I’m an exterminator, as is Prabir here.

PRABIR
It’s my first day.

ANNIE
Oh, right.

An awkward beat.

ANNIE (CONT’D)
Well I’ll go through and open the side gate, you can come round the back.

Annie disappears back into the house.

STEVE
(mortified)
It’s my first day?

PRABIR
But, it is my first day?

STEVE
I know but I’ve had a crush on her since high school man and now she thinks I’ve got the same job as the kid who basically just finished high school.

PRABIR
Oh. But you do?

STEVE
I don’t want her to know that!

PRABIR
Sorry, Steve, maybe you could tell her you’re the senior exterminator?

STEVE
No that’s Mandy, and if she heard I told someone I was senior exterminator she might eat me. Don’t worry about it mate, I’ll just have to give her some of the ol’ Lock charm.

PRABIR
(excited)
What does that involve?

STEVE
I have no idea.

The side gate opens and Steve and Prabir walk towards it.

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