TITLE: Get me to the Church on Time
By Dean Herring
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A Good Morning, can I see your licence please sir?
B Sure, umm…it’s just in my wallet...here. (gives him the licence)
A Thankyou sir (moves to the front of the car)
B Is something wrong?..It’s just I’m in a hurr…I’m running a little late…I’m meant to be at church in…it starts at ten.
A Been to the motor racing (Insert name of local event) have we sir?
B Ummm…yeah, last weekend, why?...was I speeding?, I’m sure I wasn’t doing over 60…I wasn’t speeding was I?
A No sir. You’re on your way to church sir?
B Yes, I go to church every week.
A Except last week?
B Yes, No ummm…I went to the motor racing last weekend
A All weekend?
B Yes, Saturday and Sunday.
A I see, but you're going to church today?
B Yes. Look, what is this all about?
A You’re not off down the pub with your new racing friends then?
A You’re not off to get drunk and make a general public nuisance of yourself?
B Of course not, look…
A You’re not cruising the suburbs, casing the houses of the good church- going citizens for your new heathen mates to rip off while they’re at worship?
B (Sarcastically)My new heathen mates aren’t at worship…No, this is rid….
A So you’re going to church?, You’re sure about that then? You don’t want to change your story?
B Yes, No, look, I’m in the church driveway…This is ridiculous! What is going on…(recognizes Barry)…Barry?..Is that you Barry?
A Yes sir Mr. Green.
B Is this some kind of joke Barry?
A No sir. Pastor Andrew has put me on the Pastoral team to follow up anyone who misses church Mr Green. You know, see if they’re O.K.
B Oh, Right. Well, good job then. Can I go then?
A Thankyou Mr Green. Drive on, you don’t want to be late, not after you already missed a week!
B Right. Thanks Barry. It won’t happen again!
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