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Shallow Exhales

Two people in armchairs.


MARGO

What are you doing today?


JAN

Nothing.


MARGO

There’s a, um, what’s it called? That thing, what’s it called?


JAN

Hm.


MARGO

Do you know what I’m talking about?


JAN

No.


MARGO

It’s, um, oh fuck. Literally. It’s with people and they get together, and they just, I don’t know, they talk about things. Do you know what I’m talking about?


JAN

Yes?


MARGO

What is it called?


JAN

I don’t know.


MARGO

But you know what I’m talking about?


JAN

Yeah, it’s the thing with the – yes.


MARGO

That’s happening today.


JAN

Okay.


MARGO

We should go. You should go.


JAN

Eh.


MARGO

I mean yeah, but, come on. You’re not doing anything. Why not do something?


JAN

I mean, yeah. I don’t know.


MARGO

I’m looking it up.


JAN

What are you looking up?


MARGO

Someone RSVP’d like two seconds ago on my newsfeed, give me a sec.


MARGO

The Forum!


JAN

Yeah, that’s what it’s called.


MARGO

That’s a vague name, right?


JAN

Yeah, I guess.


MARGO

Their logo is good though.


JAN

Yeah, I guess.


MARGO

So they can, like, get away with the boring name. But not if people keep forgetting their name, too! You can’t Google a logo! You can’t Google “cool logo”!


JAN

Well, you can.


MARGO

What?


JAN

If you have the file saved on your computer.


MARGO

Okay well then I wouldn’t need to be Googling if I had the file of their logo saved on my computer.


JAN

That’s true.


MARGO

So.


MARGO

“Public Obligation.”


JAN

Okay.


MARGO

That’s the title of the discussion this week. At The Forum.


JAN

Ah.


MARGO

We should go. It sounds interesting.


JAN

It does not.


MARGO

Okay, well…


JAN

You go.


MARGO

Eh.


JAN

Or don’t.


MARGO

No, I will.


JAN

You don’t have to.


MARGO

“Public Obligation”?


JAN

Yes?


MARGO

It feels like I have to.


JAN

I don’t feel that way.


MARGO

Okay.


JAN

I’m not going. So, do with that what you will.


MARGO

Because you’re so busy today.


JAN

I am. I think.


MARGO

You’re not.


JAN

Eh.


MARGO

I’m going.


JAN

Have fun.


MARGO

I don’t think I will.


JAN

You never know.


MARGO

You really never know.