Part of Thanksgiving this year meant having a long weekend with Jared, my eldest. He works at a job which gave him Thanksgiving and Friday off, plus the regular weekend. Except for a night over at younger brother Sam's, Jay gave The Old Folks a thrill and hung out with us. That's not to say that a few of Our Old Annoyances didn't pop up here and there.
Scene opens interior of small hallway with adjoining bathroom, master bedroom, dining rooms visible. Doorway to upstairs suite visible, right. Jared appears from dining room, wanders casually into bathroom and turns on shower. Nance, in bedroom, is getting dressed.
Nance: Jared! You realize that we're leaving in less than fifteen minutes!
Jared: (leans out into hallway) Mom. (insultingly calmly) It takes me two minutes to shower. It takes me less than two minutes to get dressed. Seriously, calm down.
Nance: (irritated) Jay, you've had all morning to get in that shower. For heaven's sake--
Jared: (wanders back into kitchen via dining room) Hey, Mom? (something inaudible and unintelligible; after a moment or two, slowly wanders back in) Never mind. Got it.
Nance: (styling hair now; grabs can of hairspray; applies in short, angry bursts) Holy crap. Hey, Jared? Al Gore called. He wondered why the shower has been running all this time and you're still not in it.
Jared: Tell him 'Same reason you're using aerosol hairspray.' (walks into bathroom and gets into shower)
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