Clear Blue Water by Karen Montague-Reyes for May 15, 2005
Sophie: Eve! My computer crashed, and I'm in the midst of a story- Eve: C'mon, in. My niece is here, but I'll make the kids leave you be. Owen: Ivy, wanna do some puzzles with me? Ivy: No way do I want to do any dumb baby puzzles with a pre-schooler! Go away! Little kids are so...boring. Hey Lena, I got some nail polish in my room. We could do each other's nails! Lena: Sorry, but no second-grader is touching my manicure. Go play, OK? ...Kids can be so irritating sometimes. You working on a story, Sophie? I could help. I'm a computer wiz- Sophie: Honey, my boss would pitch a fit if I let a 12-year-old work on this. Go watch cartoons, 'kay? Children are so...difficult...MTV? This is Sophie Rhodes, channel 9 news. I'm doing a piece on reality television and I'd like to offer myself up as an unpaid guinea pig-what? Oh, I'm 31- Man: Ma'am? Our audience could care less how geezers live. Go watch a "Matlock" rerun. I'm busy. Old people are so...depressing.