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Tuesday 1 November 2011

Tuesday Dialogue #3 - Claire Colburn & Drew Baylor

Setting The Scene: Claire Colburn, a flight attendant, met Drew Baylor as he made his way across the country to make arrangements for his Father's funeral. Feeling  an attachment towards him, Claire gave him her number. Late at night, feeling the need for company, Drew gives Claire a call, and a quick hello turns into an all night conversation.

CLAIRE: It will hit you. It could be ten minutes, or it could be ten years from now, so it's good that you talk about it, or don't talk about it. Well, we have talked about it, but, that's what they say.

DREW: That's what they say, huh?

Yes, that's what they say.

I've always wondered this -- who are they?

Y'know, them.


The inimitable collective. Them. 

And who says we're supposed to listen to them?

They do.

Doesn't your ear hurt?

Yes, it does. And I have to get up in two hours and be charming. I'm going to Hawaii.

You'll get there and have fun.

I'll get there and sleep. It's just a little vacation I traded routes for..... I'll let you go.

Wait. Um, when will you be back? ... Hello? Still there?

Yeah. I'm just wondering if this whole thing is better on the phone. It's so much better on the phone. Maybe we should never face each other again.