I'll Show Them

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“I’ll show them.”

The Disconnect between my waking life and my dream life in relationship to elementary school hang-ups.

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I'll Show Them

  1. 1. “Iʼll show them.” The Disconnect between my waking life and my dream life in relationship to elementary school hang-ups.
  2. 2. Scene I: Encountering an elementary school mean girl and/or pack of mean girls
  3. 3. My prepared responses In the waking world...
  4. 4. My prepared responses In the waking world... “Why, yes, that was me on the cover of Fortune.” “Have you met my husband and darling baby?”
  5. 5. My actual responses In my dreaming world...
  6. 6. My actual responses In my dreaming world... move where Ido themy anklePlay “Look! I can Kid N’ hold and jump through my leg!!!” “Oh wait, I can’t do it. But I could do it earlier! I swear!”
  7. 7. Scene II: Being purposely left out of some sort of activity.
  8. 8. My prepared responses In the waking world...
  9. 9. My prepared responses In the waking world... “It’s okay, I have things to do.” “I want to check out the new Michael Pollan book and head to the Farmers Market.”
  10. 10. My actual responses In my dreaming world...
  11. 11. My actual responses In my dreaming world... “I’d like to play four square, too.” “Come on, it’s my turn! Please stop ignoring me!”
  12. 12. Scene III: Reuniting with the love of your life from the 3rd to the 7th grade.
  13. 13. My prepared responses In the waking world...
  14. 14. My prepared responses In the waking world... “Isn’t it funny how a 9 year-old girl can have such a big crush on a 9 year-old boy. Oh, the simple days!” “All I can say is that you missed out.”
  15. 15. My actual responses In my dreaming world...
  16. 16. My actual responses In my dreaming world... “Whyand I wouldlike me?! I loved didn’t you you have made the best girlfriend. I don’t get it, why didn’t you like me!” “Was it because I’m ugly?”
  17. 17. Scene IV: Reunion or encounter is over.
  18. 18. My prepared responses In the waking world...
  19. 19. My prepared responses In the waking world... “It was great to see all of you.” “Let’s not wait another twenty- years before meeting up again.”
  20. 20. My actual responses In my dreaming world...
  21. 21. My actual responses In my dreaming world... “Where is everyone?” “Oh my God! Why is everyone in a giant tupperware container!?!”
  22. 22. Questions? Comments? menatrott@gmail.com www.dollarshort.org

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