Bob has been brought to see his lover’s therapist, Charlotte, after
START. Bob: Should I sit down?
Charlotte: Would you like to sit down?
(He sits. She sits, holds her Snoopy doll.)
Bob: Why are you holding that doll?
Charlotte: Does it bother you that I hold the doll?
[... ... ...]
END. Bob: Will you come with me? I mean, in case someone tries to stop me you can explain it’s part of my therapy.
Charlotte: (Agreeably) Okay. Let me just get another cookie. Oh, I’m so glad you came to me. Now, should I bring Snoopy with me, or leave him here?
Bob: Well, which do you really want?
Charlotte: Oh you’re right. That’s the issue, good for you. Okay, now . . . I don’t know which I want. Let me sit here for a moment and figure it out.
(She sits and thinks, weighing pro-and-con-Snoopy ideas in her head; lights dim.)
Durang, Christopher, “Beyond Therapy,” Christopher
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