(a script for Mickey Mouse) – to be read with a squeaky voice.
Can I get everybody’s attention at once?
That is – everybody in the world?
Hello. Are you listening?
Everybody isn’t listening!
Hello can I get everybody – who’s listening
to pay attention?
Is everybody who is listening able
to give me their attention?
Is anybody out there really listening?
Are there many listening?
Have I got your attention now?
Is the majority listening?
Am I reaching only a few?
Hello – anybody home?
You are listening…!?!?! –
Oh I’ve forgotten now what I was going to say…!
VILLAGE IDIOT BADGE
(Fun in the workplace)
“It was one of those days when the sun was really warm.”
He would be shown no mercy for this.
Immediately the shop floor routine – everyone at their stations – now began the ‘endless’ banter.
First the incredulous laughing – followed by the ‘Village Idiot’ badge immediately delivered to his desk. (He had to wear it)
From him – many ‘all right!’ ‘all right!’ exclamations – to no avail, he was in for a days ‘banter’ of merciless intensity. But at least it would remain innocuous:
“Pity about that cold sun the rest of the year.” “My oh my – he (the sun) must have been exercising to be so warm” “Went from warm to REALLY warm eh?” “One of those days – must be hard on the sun all those cold nights…” “That sun’s cooler today…”
And so it went on ‘til the shift was over.
The badge relinquished – back it went onto the shelf ’til the next day – when one guy flew in a ‘BUMBO Jet’.
Or one guy “Didn’t know he was going – until he reached the back door?”
Or yet another who spoke of the movie star ‘Victor Stallion’
(Sylvester Stallone of course).
The village idiot badge – is long since gone – no more takers, all those in the ‘club’ have moved on.