COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS (c)2009
A Short Sketch - by Malc Seaman


Characters: Two friends - Katie and Steve waiting at a bus stop.

Katie begins franticly searching through her bag and becomes increasingly distressed, as she searches.
“Oh dear. Where is it? What have I done with it? I’ll have to go back and get it”

Steve:
“But we’ll be late if you go back now – we’ll miss our bus. Any way what have you lost?”

Katie:
“I have to go back and get it. I’ll need it later.”

Steve:
“What? What will you need?”

Katie:(getting more upset)
“I always have it with me. – I’ll be lost without it!”

Steve:more upset)
“What? What will you need?”

Katie:
“Well, you know me – I am always flipping it open and checking it.”

Steve:
“Well’ it’s too late to go back just for your mobile phone. We’ll be late.
You can use mine.”

Katie:
“But what about my texts?”

Steve:
“You can use my phone.”

Katie:
“But what if I need it in an emergency? I totally depend upon it!”

Steve:(almost shouting)
“Use mine. I told you - you can use my phone!”

Katie:
“Phone? Why would I need to use your phone?”

Steve:
“Because you just said that you had left yours at home.”

Katie:
“No I didn’t”

Steve:
“Yes you did. You said that you totally depended on it!”

Katie:
“I never mentioned my mobile.
Anyway - I don’t depend on that!

Steve:
“Well, what have you been searching for? What have you been rummaging through your bag for?
You mentioned texts - and how you might need it in an emergency.”

Katie:
“I wasn’t talking about my mobile. That’s right here in my bag.”

Steve:
“Well, what are you talking about? What is it that you need so badly?”

Katie:
“Why my Bible, of course. My Bible is far more important to me than my mobile!
Unlike my phone, I don't have to worry about my Bible being disconnected - because Jesus has already paid the bill.
And He always answers when I Trust in Him and “ASAP”

Steve:
“ASAP – what’s that?”

Katie:(as she walks off stage – leaving Steve looking bewildered)
“Simple - Always Say A Prayer.”

THE END


Perhaps we need to stop and reconsider 'Where are my priorities?'