(It is very cold. An old man is lying on a cardboard box in the middle of the park with no blanket to cover him. A young girl approaches him)
YOUNG GIRL: Excuse me sir…are you ok? Would you like a hot beverage?
(The old man opens his eyes and smiles)
OLD MAN: (in a soft voice) Oh, yes I would, young lady.
YOUNG GIRL: It’s freezing…come with me. There’s a restaurant just across the street. Let me help you stand up.
(The young girl helps the old man to stand up. They walk slowly toward the restaurant. They enter and sit on a table. The waitress approaches them. She has a notepad and a pencil. There is a a man and a woman sitting on a nearby table)
WAITRESS: What would you like to order?
YOUNG GIRL: Do you have any suspended coffees?
WAITRESS: (smiling) I am afraid we do not…but we do have a suspended meal if you want one.
YOUNG GIRL: Well, that’s great! Bring it to the gentleman, please. Oh… and a cup of coffee, too.
WAITRESS: (writing on a notepad) And what would you like to eat?
YOUNG GIRL: I’d like a sandwich, and a cup of hot chocolate.
WAITRESS: Would that be all?
YOUNG GIRL: Yes, please.
WAITRESS: Your order will be ready in a few minutes.
(The Waitress leaves)
YOUNG GIRL: (to the Old Man) I am Sandy. What is your name?
OLD MAN: Hello Sandy, my name is Craig. You are a very generous girl.
(The Waitress approaches them, and serves the food and drinks)
WAITRESS: Enjoy your meal!
YOUNG GIRL: Thanks!
(The old man starts to eat)
OLD MAN: (smiling) Thank you! This is just what I needed.
YOUNG GIRL: Let’s eat before it gets cold!
(The Man and the Woman on the nearby table call the Waitress. She approaches them)
MAN: Excuse me, but we couldn’t avoid listening to the conversation. That young girl asked for a suspended coffee, and we were wondering…
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