TITLE: The Map
By Kimberley Stokely
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(One man is sitting at table with lots of maps, another enters)
LOST: Hey there, Can you help me?
MAPS: What seems to be the problem?
LOST: Well, Iím lost. Iím trying to get to Disney World.
MAPS: Great place, great place. Hereís a map, take you right to the front gate.
LOST: Well...couldnít you just tell me how to get there? I really hate following all those lines and numbers. Itís too hard...
MAPS: (Looks a little doubtful) Alright...first you want to take I-75
south to 270. Follow that East to
LOST: Wait a minute, wait a minute. Do you have to follow all this exactly? I mean, isnít there some easier way to get there?
MAPS: Not really sir.
LOST: Florida is south of here right?
LOST: Well, shouldnít I be able to get there if I just drive south?
MAPS: Thatíll just get you to Texas...you have to go east a ways too.
LOST: South and East?
MAPS: And then south again...
LOST: I donít think it should be that hard. I mean, Walt Disney was some kind of genius right? If he was such a great guy he should have made it easier to get there.
MAP: Sir, it is easy, if youíll actually follow the directions.
LOST: I'm a really good driver. What if I promise to stay below the speed limit? Iíll drive really nicely and obey all the traffic laws. (excited by the idea)Iíll even let other drivers merge in ahead of me!
MAP: Well, that will make the drive more pleasant for you and your family. But your still not going to make it to Disney World unless you follow the directions on how to get there.
LOST: Is there someone else I can talk to? Someone with a better answer?
MAP: Sir, this ainít the Family Feud. Thereís only one answer up on the board and itís telling you to follow the map!
LOST: Look, thousands of people get to Disney World every day, right? How do they get there?
MAP: By following the map.
LOST: This map?
LOST: What if I want to go a different way?
MAP: Then youíre not going to Disney World. Youíll wind up some place else. Alabama maybe.
LOST: Whatís in Alabama?
MAP: Not Disney World...
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