Fix

In the short drama script Fix, construction work is being done on Taylor’s home but isn’t up to her expectations.  The contractor Stevenson talks with her.  1 woman, 1 man.

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Fix

Stevenson: You can see everything that’s been done so far.  We still need to buff and polish out these wooden floors and make final fixes to the walls but–

Taylor: And how long is it going to take to do that?

Stevenson: The floors and walls?

Taylor: Yeah.

Stevenson: To be completed?

Taylor: Finished and done.

Stevenson: ‘Bout two weeks.

Taylor: Two weeks?  For floors and walls?

Stevenson: That’s about right.

Taylor: You’re joking, right?

Stevenson: Well—

Taylor: I told you I have my family coming in from New Zealand and this needs to be done.  We went over this.  I told you when I originally hired you that I needed this done by a certain time or we would wait until after my family left. You assured me and promised me it would all be done.

Stevenson: There was unexpected issues that came up.

Taylor: This is your job.  You should know your job.  This is what I’ve contracted you to do for me.

Stevenson: Please, lower your voice.  There’s no need to yell at me.

Taylor: No need?!  I haven’t seen my family in five years and this is a big trip we’ve been planning.  You’re on the verge of ruining all our arrangements.  I can’t keep them with me downstairs and I won’t send them all to a hotel either.  This needs to be done!

Stevenson: I understand where you are coming from—

Taylor: Please.  This needs to be done in a week or we’re going to have a serious problem.

Stevenson: It’s not my fault they sent the wrong pieces to begin with and—

Taylor: What about the measurements? Who screwed that up?

Stevenson: It was my guys, I know.  I take responsibility for that.

Taylor: Listen, I don’t want to argue with you.  You know this is important and it needs to get done.  Can you make this happen for me?  It’s just the walls and floors.  All the major stuff has been done already.  If that’s the case, leave it as it is with the holes in it.  I don’t care at this point.

Stevenson: I can get it done for you.  Even if not one hundred percent, I can cover things up for your family to make it look great for you.

Taylor: Just get it done so I can move on in my life.  I have so much shit going on, you have no idea.

Stevenson: Want to talk to me about it?

Taylor: No, I don’t want to talk to you about it!  I want this project completed, not rigged.

Stevenson: Okay, okay.  I’ll get another guy on the job, speed things up for you.

Taylor: Whatever you have to do, do, I don’t care anymore.  I want things done on time and done right.  You have one week.  That’s all I can give you.

Stevenson: Alright.  I’ll do my best.

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Joseph Arnone

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