harles River Esplanade.JAN, in business clothes, enters in a rush)
( loosens tie)
(throws briefcase, jacket & tie.
licks answer machine, goes into bathroom)
answer machine(woman's voice):
Jan? This is Ellen. Mark's got atemperature of a hundred and two. I don't feel right about leaving him, soI'll have to miss tonight's meeting. Sorry.(
answer machine (man's voice #1):
The machine again! Jan, this is your brother Dan, wasting his time and money on a machine. Arent youever home? Not while I'm awake, I guess. Please, call 777-624-0680 one of these days-- let us know if you're still alive.
s head pops out from bathroom to talk to the tape, revealing a brastrap on one bare shoulder)
: I'm half alive, Dan. Half alive.
answer machine (angry man's voice, #2
): Jan? Goddammit, Jan,this is Jack. I don't know how the hell you managed to sneak out the door, but you'd better turn around and get your ass back here. We've got work todo. (
(enters wearing slip and bra with men's socks, carryingantyhose. pushes phone button for programmed number)
Jack? I'm not coming in. .....Fifty-five hours a week, Jack. Fifty-five hoursa fucking week I put in, and that's not enough, you want my weekend?
Yeah, well, Toffer thinks because I don't have a wife and four kids to gohome to, I should do all the shit for everybody.
(begins to put on pantyhose)
He can say no, too! Tell Adam to shove it! Look, I don't have time to argue.I've got people coming over any minute, a committee from my church... Yeah, I said "church". You've heard of churches, That's where women andchildren and the unemployed go on Sunday morning. --- Very funny. If you could fire me, you'd've done it last downsize. I'll see you Monday.Screw you, too, Jack.
(Hangs up. Looks at watch)
(hurries back into bathroom, comes out wearing a frilly robeand a wig. Puts on music tape while applying make up, singing along