[A man and two women are sitting opposite of one another at a table.]
PROFESSOR [very as-a-matter-of-fact]: Thank you both for coming. The reason I asked for you is because I have a project in mind. There’s an intriguing new business logic happening within our regional venture capital sphere. I was wondering if one of you could look into it?
FEMALE COLLEAGUE [shakes her head]: I’m sorry. It doesn’t interest me. Not my area.
RESEARCH APPRENTICE [enthusiastically]: Uh, I can do it! I think it sounds very exiting. An intriguing new business logic, did you say?
PROFESSOR: Good. Maybe you can hand in a project proposal by the end of the week, then.
RESEARCH APPRENTICE [to the audience]: End of the week? End of the day, more likely!
RESEARCH APPRENTICE [to the professor]: Sure! No problem at all. The truth is, I’ve been feeling quite restless actually, having only the ordinary amount of classes to teach. I’ll be thrilled to get my hands full!
PROFESSOR: Good. See you then.
[The professor leaves]
FEMALE COLLEAGUE: So, you just got yourself started on your dissertation. Got some work cut out for the next five years!
RESEARCH APPRENTICE: Five years? No, no, it’s not going to take that long. I’ll be done within three years. After all, it’s just a dissertation!
FEMALE COLLEAGUE [skeptical]: Right. Good luck then!
RESEARCH APPRENTICE: Thank you.
[The colleague leaves]
[End of scene one]
Ah... can't believe it's actually over! The whole thing went SO well; everything from her defence to my toastmaster introduction to the whole play, which was a huge success. Only left you with a small part of it; after all, it was about 8 pages long, but people really laughed. I think it must have been the act of my life because I remember so very little from it - I was totally caught up in my role. Will be fun (or maybe not?) to watch the tapes afterwards.
Just sorry not to have a few days to relax; instead, everything launches into turbo mode as of tomorrow. First a television team arrives from Norway (and I have to be there), then I'm off to work for a 24 hour shift, followed by my grandmother's 75 year anniversary, followed by another 24 hour shift, and then I have one day to pack my things before I go on a 16 hour shift; and then it's time to move in with my mother, while my dad flies off to Niger for a three week period of time.
No wonder my head is spinning!!!
Will post pictures from the dissertation feast as soon as I come over them!
Now I think I'd better go for some zzzzzzzz... :-)