(scene opens in dinning room, half recovered from Thanksgiving, Carrot at table still in bathrobe)
Gamma: Can I have bread?
Delta: Can I have cookies?
Beta: I’m just going to have another one of these sugared cranberries. Is that okay?
Alpha: Why is Gamma having bread? Did you say that was okay?
Me: (suffering, trying to write, hands over headphones that are clearly not loud enough) Oh. My. God. Please. Go. Eat. There is food everywhere. None of you are young enough that I have to be involved in the feeding of you. Scavenge. Forage. Whatever. I don’t care. There are no rules any more. It is a lawless time –
Alpha: (alarmed) No! Please! There have to be rules! Please make some rules!
Me: (stares, starts to laugh)
Alpha: (defensively) If you don’t make rules there will be chaos.
Carrot’s Inner Voice: I’m sorry, do I know you?
Me: (moar laughter, some tears)