I am better! I’m better than this. I’m s...

Good Hidings

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I am better! I’m better than this. I’m sick of hearin’ how selfish I am, when all I am trying to do is make a better life for myself. I am tryin’ my best here, but just I want something more. I mean, what is there to stick around ‘ere for? What have you got? Everyday y’ get up at the same time, to get on the same bus to do the same borin’ job, you get home at the same time, you sit in the same pub, in the same seat, with the same borin’ people, drinkin’ the same bloody drinks! Everyday! I hated livin’ here so much. Knowin’ exactly what was waitin’ for me as soon as I walked through that door. You ‘n Dad’d be fightin’ an’ he’d be bladdered, or y’d be moanin’ ‘cause I need to get a proper job, or y’d be whingin’ about the washin’ up or somethin’ else that’s completely trivial! (beat) I just... I want to go to new places, and see different people. People who ‘ave no idea who me dad is, an’ where I went to school, an’ couldn’t care less about either of those things, because all they’ve got to judge me on is my work! An’ I’m good at this. (beat) I just want to make things. Things... that I can mould an’ create and be proud of! Just – just something that’s mine! But you wouldn’t understand that would y’? You don’t have anything like that.

Ashton, Michelle. Good Hidings, Messy Dress Productions, 2009.

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