Ignoring is Bliss
(Scene: IN LOUNGE ROOM. MEG has been talking for over an hour. FATMAN is apparently engrossed in a book- a dead giveaway that he has no intention of listening WHATSOEVER as he does not know how to read)
Meg:....and it kinda depresses me that my boyfriend has only been working for a week and he already has more money than me in the bank.
Meg: What are you doing later today? We're going to a bbq at a friend's place.
Fatman: Really? (flips page)
Meg: Yeah. He's cool. But a bit of a geek. A whole lot of geek actually. At school, the geeks used to beat him up. That's how geeky he was. Imagine having to give your lunch money over to the chess club.
Fatman: That's nice.
Meg: (tweaks that Fatman is no longer listening) Yep. I've just downed a whole litre of Hydrofluoric acid. It should be kicking in any minute now.
Meg: I'm thinking of hacking off my hand and replacing it with a chainsaw. It'll be a good way to combat Evil.
Fatman: Hmmmmmm. (flips page)
Meg:(absently) Hey, it says in the news that someone ate the biggest bowl of chilli con carne this week.
Fatman: (snapping out of it) Who?
You have my whole undivided attention starting right........now,