Normal Is Not Normal.

A 2 minute conversation I thought up in the car that I can’t think to do anything with. I just needed to get it out of my head and into yours.

Man 1:

What’re you going to write a movie about now?

Man 2:

A little girl who becomes an inspiration to her little town.

Man 1:

Eh. What does she have?

Man 2:

What do you mean?

Man 1:

What is it? Lukemia, cancer… AIDS?

Man 2:

She doesn’t have a terminal illness.

Man 1:

Down’s Syndrome?

Man 2:

No…

Man 1:

I don’t understand, then. Is she poor?

Man 2:

Middle of the middle class.

Man 1:

Does her daddy beat her?

Man 2:

What the hell is wrong with you?

Man 1:

I’m just trying to think of what makes her an inspiration! You can’t just have a normal little girl walking around inspiring normal townsfolk!

Man 2:

The townsfolk are cannibals.

Man 1:

Really?!

Man 2:

No.

Man 1:

Seriously. What is it?

Man 2:

Nothing! She just goes about her life regularly and does some yet-to-be-created good deed and people rally around her and cheer and stuff.

Man 1:

And there’s nothing that’s standing in her way?

Man 2:

Obstacles on every corner… it’s so… cliche! Who says you have to face every hardship in the book in order to get something good done? Do you think every do-gooder in history had to overcome something huge in order to do that good? No! Sometimes people do good from their living room recliner during Monday Night Football–and maybe that was his obstacle, to think about things despite the fact that it’s Monday. But I think it’s time for the average do-gooder to get their spotlight. There aren’t enough movies about the guy who picked up a toy that has been dropped by a baby and then hands the toy back to the mother because you should never give a toy dropped on the floor back to a baby just in case the mom wants to sanitize it! Good on that guy! He deserves his own film!

[Beat.]

Man 1:

I still think that–

Man 2:

I’ll give her a broken arm, okay?

Man 1:

Broken arm? The least you could do is take off a leg…

[Aaaand scene.]

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