Weeks #18&19: Father and Son

18. Dialogue: “You embarrassed me this evening.”
19. Scenario: If you had no money to feed your children, how would you go about getting food?

“You embarrassed me this evening.”

“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to.”

“What were you doing at the restaurant?”

“Just… looking.”

“Looking for what, Dad? You know they don’t let non-employees inside the kitchen. Were you looking for me?”

“I thought of looking for you.”

“Then what? What were you looking for?”

“Food.”

“Food?”

“I thought of going through the dumpsters. But that would have been too unsanitary.”

“Food???”

“I remembered you said you worked at a restaurant. I didn’t want to ask you for any more money. So I thought figured there was a big pantry there, or a big refrigerator, or…”

“What on earth were you doing looking for food, Dad?”

“I got laid off, Son. I’m sorry. I didn’t have anything to feed Brenda and the kids.”

“You could have asked help from me.”

“I thought of that. But I didn’t think you’d want to.”

“Well, I want to.”

“Do you mean it? Do you really mean it?”

“I do.”

“I – I – I…”

“Just say thank you.”

“Thank you.”

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