SUKETU LEARNS ABOUT
MANISH: Let's go Suketu to play baseball.
It is a beautiful day.
SUKETU: I am too busy to go anywhere
MANISH: You don't look busy to me.
SUKETU: I am busy. I'm pouting.
MANISH: Oh, that is baby stuff. Only
SUKETU: I'm mad at my mother. I am just
going to sit here and pout until my mother gives me some money to
buy the candy I want to buy. Maybe if I keep on pouting, she will
change her mind.
MANISH: The dentist told your mother to
make you stop eating so much candy, and she is just trying to do
what the dentist asked her.
SUKETU: Oh, why don't you be quiet? You
sound just like my mother. I like to pout, it works every time I
MANISH: It just seems silly to me to just
sit out here and pout. You are just sitting here in the hot sun,
when you could be playing baseball with me.
SUKETU: You will see. It will all be worth
it. Just wait and see.
(2 Hours Later)
MANISH: Suketu, are you still pouting? It
is getting hotter out here in the sun. I think you might be getting
sunburned. Your face sure is red.
SUKETU: Yes I know. I have waited 2 hours
for my mother to change her mind and I still have no candy.
MANISH: You did eat lunch, didn't you? Are
SUKETU: I was too busy pouting during
lunch today. I didn't eat a thing. I just pouted.
MANISH: You should have been at practice.
The coach took us to Mickey D's to
eat. You should have come with us. I had a
veggieburger and a cookie. It was so much fun.
SUKETU: Really? Mickey D's.
MANISH: You sure missed out on a good
SUKETU: Did you get a sundae with
MANISH: No, I didn't.
MANISH: I just got a sundae, I don't care
too much for strawberries.
SUKETU: Big fat toads, I missed out on a
good thing. Didn't I?
MANISH: You most certainly did. All you
have to show for today is a sunburned nose and a growling tummy.
SUKETU: My stomach is not growling. Do you
(Noises heard offstage)
MANISH: What on earth is that noise?
SUKETU: I am really in for it now. That's
my dad. He just got home from work and I am really in for it now,
just for sitting here and pouting all day. My mom is probably
telling him now.
MANISH: Well, soon you will have more than
a sunburned face, a growling stomach, and a growling dad. Something
else will happen real soon.
SUKETU: What on earth are you talking
MANISH: Soon you will be in trouble. I
hope you have learned a lesson.
SUKETU: There isn't any use in pouting. It
MANISH: This must be a big lesson. Your
dad is very upset. I'm hitting the road Suketu. I don't want any
part of this.
SUKETU: My dad is mad, because I have been
a bad boy. After he talks to me, I'll be sad!
(Dad's voice off-stage)
DAD: Suketu you get yourself over here
right now. I have a thing or two to talk to you about.
SUKETU: (in his mind) Why oh why, do I
have to learn my lesson the hard way?
SUKETU: Listen to this advice. Pouting
doesn't pay. I am learning that now. Instead, you should always obey
your parents, and obey them fast.