- It can't be true.
Three different people hired to write a screenplay about terrorism and
Indian mysticism at the same Starbucks? Come with me, we'll see who's
there. One though may not talk to me.
- Why not?
- His therapist warned him not to.
- What did you do to him?
- It must be nice to be paid to have a conversation.
- I'll pay you a dime to get you started.
- Thank you. What should we talk about? The screenwriters at Starbucks? Are they all crazy people with psychologists?
Yesterday one of them waited for closing time and asked for the left
over sandwiches. He drove away in his brand new luxury car.
- You saw this?
He offered me a ride. I asked him if he didn't think there was a better
use of time for someone who could afford that car than waiting around
to get stale sandwiches for free.
- What did he say?
- It's always good to save money.
- That's how he got rich. What about the third screenwriter?
- I haven't met him.
- Are you sure he exists?
- The other writers say they know him.
- Things happen at that Starbucks.
- Maybe I should go there. I don't have any pals.
- I thought I made a friend at another cafe I go to every morning.
- It didn't work out?
- Me and the world seem to have different ideas of friendship.
- What's your idea?
- What's yours?
- Someone I can rely on, I can tell my troubles to, won't lie to me.
That's not friendship. Aristotle said there are three kinds of
friendship: for pleasure, for usefulness, for living well. You're
describing family,"bonding". Another aspect of life.
- Says you.
- Says Aristotle.
I think the girl at the cafe - it was a girl? - didn't think you liked
her. In my experience when you like someone liking is returned.
- Could be a misunderstanding.
- Yes. Here's your dime back.
- I don't want to cheat you. You don't seem satisfied with the service.
- I'm used to getting conversation for free. For the extra dime something really special...
- Take the money.
- Alright. See you at Starbucks?
- Don't think so.