Wednesday Night before Thanksgiving
Bus announcer: “The Bus to Pittsburgh is momentarily cancelled until further notice, due to a Snow storm at the arrival location”
Matilda- First thanksgiving in US, freaking out, crazy Italian, heavy heavy Italian accent
Julio- hitting on matilda. Trying to make the best of the situation
Jelani- Hungry, I need to eat, but gluten free
A New York Thanksgiving
Attention all passenger awaiting boarding of Bus 247 to Pittsburg. Due to severe weather watch your departure has been postponed till further notice.
Jelani- That’s a joke right, this has to be a joke
Matilda- Excuse me, I no understand English very well, what he say?
Julio- Hey mami, yea, were apparently stuck here, but its all good
Matilde- This is no good, I have anchovie paste, prosciutto and figs in bag I took from Italy. And I have to see the friends, is my first chance for Thanksgiving.
Jelani- Alright miss calm down you’re not the only one with problems. This is my first thanksgiving home from college.
Julio- Its ok bro, youll have tons more ahead of you. I had dinner plans tonight to propose to my girlfriend. Although there is a part of me that think she is going to say no.
Alex enters with pizza box:
Alex: Hey guys, saw you all over here hanging out and I just bought this whole ziti pizza and was wondering anyone wanted a slice.
Jelani/Julio: Yeah cool I’d love one I’m starved
Matilde: I’m sorry, what pizza?
Alex: Ziti. Ziti Pizza. It’s the best it’s ziti on top of a pizza. It’s the most genius invention in history.
Matilde: FREAKS OUT. YOU CANT PUT ZITI ON A PIZZA WHATS WRONG WITH YOU ARE YOU CRAZY THAT IS STARCH ON TOP OF A STARCH
Jelani: Lady, calm down. It’s something to eat at least.
(They all pick up a slice except Matilde who eats her anchovy paste with her fingers.)
Jelani (mid-bite): WAIT. This is gluten-free, right?
Julio: Didn’t you hear the pretty Itlaian lady? (mimicking) It’s a starch on top of a starch! (winks at Matilde) Of course it’s not gluten-free.
Matilde laughs flirtatiously
Jelani: EW. NO. I cant with this. I cant have gluten (FREAKS OUT & to Alex): YOURE AN ASSHOLE. Ugh I need to calm down. (Proceeds to do yoga in corner while making chants).
Alex: I’m so sorry I had no idea I was just trying to share my ziti pizza
Matilde: STOP SAYING THAT ITS STUPID
Julio: Dude, it’s hopeless. Let him meditate.
Intercom: Reminder. The bus departing to Pittsburg will be delayed until further notice. Again..
Julio: That’s cool I guess. Could be worse (looks at Matilde) You know I heard Italians like things spicy and I pack quite the heat.
Matilde: Do you need help to pack? You see I am expert (points at 7 suitcases)
Jelani has now bent over double, moaning holding stomach
Alex: Hey dude are you okay?
Jelani: I have to find the nearest bathroom! (Runs off to the restroom)
Matilde: All I wanted American Thanksgiving. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, the sauce with berry…
Julio: I’ll give you an American Thanksgiving.
Matilde: You will?
Julio: yeah theres a Boston market right around the corner babe? We out?
Matilde: Yes we go outside
Julio picks up all seven of her bags and starts to guide Matilde out of the station. While he balances the bags he takes a slice of pizza, scrapes off the ziti on the pizza with his Pecs.
Matilde smiles, looks at Julio, sensually takes a bite of scraped off Pizza.
The bus announcement: We’ve had an emergency bus ready to go but there is only one seat remaining. Last bus to Pittsburg all aboard.
Alex has a cynical grin and makes his way to the bus.