Feeding Your Problems

In the monologue, Feeding Your Problems, Chester talks to a dear friend about why he can no longer bail him out of financial trouble.

Chester:  You’ve come to me and I’ve turned the other way.

Do you want to know why?  Because it’s time for you to grow up and be a man. You’re still playing in High School and you are almost forty.

All you do is booze and gamble and you’re running your life into the ground.  At this point, this is who you are, this is who you’ve become…there is no trying to be somebody anymore, is there?

How do you expect me to help you out?  I want to help you but I won’t help you because I refuse to keep feeding your problems.

You’ve been going from down to down your whole life.  And it’s not because you’re stupid, it’s not because you’re lazy, it’s not because you aren’t passionate…it’s because you drink and you gamble.

You make good money but look where you are…look…you complain to me, you’re never happy, you’re always negative…it’s not right, you’re not right.

I’ve been part of your life since the beginning and I’ve put a ton of energy into you.  By now, you should have gotten it together.

Believe me, I’m in more pain than you right now…

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