TR (ANNC): ADVENTURES IN ECONOMICS: WHY MEN CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO PULL THE NATION BACK FROM THE FISCAL CLIFF (FN SFX FALLING OFF HIGH CLIFF, SPLAT)
GK: I'm going out.
SS: Oh. Okay. Would you mind picking up some milk while you're out?
GK: Sure. Anything else?
SS: Um. Oh, some toilet paper. We're just about out.
GK: Okay. Bye. (DOOR CLOSE. PASSAGE OF TIME BRIDGE)
GK: Hi. I'm back.
SS: How was your walk?
GK: Very nice.
SS: Why do you have four grocery bags?
GK: Oh I just picked up a few things. Here's the milk.
SS: Whole milk?
GK: Isn't that what we do?
SS: Um, no. A pound of artichokes? And what are all these cheeses? Spanish Manchego? A six-pound prime rib roast for the two of us? Greek yoghurt? Anchovies? Pimentos? A dozen quail eggs? Cantaloupe imported from Spain? shitake mushrooms? fig ice cream? Quinoa? Pico de gallo? What's this?
GK: Salmon burgers.
SS: Dandelion seeds? Octopus sushi? Were you just picking random things off the shelves?
GK: Sorry, I just got things I thought we'd like.
SS: We're here for two days.
GK: We'll have people over.
SS: Where's the toilet paper?
GK: Toilet paper. Oh right. Sorry.
SS: I sent you out to buy a couple bucks worth of necessities and you came back with $387.67 worth of impulse buys.
GK: Sorry you feel that way.
SS: It's not a feeling, it's a reality. Look what I have in my hand----
GK: My billfold. How'd you get that?
SS: Picked it out of your pocket. I'm keeping this. No more credit cards for you. No ATM. Here's twenty bucks. That's your allowance for the week.
GK: For the week?????
SS: And I'm returning the groceries. And getting toilet paper.
GK: What about your earrings?
SS: That's entirely different.
SS: You bought perishables. Emeralds are not perishable. They're an investment.
GK: In what?
SS: Put the milk in the fridge. Now.
GK: Okay but I (FOOTSTEPS) don't think this is fair at all. (DOOR OPEN) I think we need to (FALLING CRY, LONG, SPLASH)
TR (ANNC): ADVENTURES IN ECONOMICS: WILL AMERICA AVOID THE FISCAL CLIFF?
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