I'LL DO IT TOMORROW

MOM:
Hey what are you doing?

AMY:
Cindy let me borrow this video. I've been dying to watch it.

MOM:
What about your English paper?

AMY:
I'll do it.

MOM:
When?

AMY:
Don't worry, I'll do it.

MOM:
Okay great but when?

AMY:
After the video alright?

MOM:
You said you'd do it yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that, and…

AMY:
Relax Mom, I've got plenty of time.

MOM:
Plenty of time? Isn't it due tomorrow?

AMY:
Mom, it's only 6:30. It won't take more than a couple of hours. Don't worry.

MOM:
I can't help but worry. You procrastinate so much, it's going to get you into trouble someday.

AMY:
I don't procrastinate so much.

MOM:
Oh really? You said you were going to do it Sunday night.

AMY:
Well I forgot about youth group.

MOM:
Then you assured me that you'd have it done before you went to bed Monday night.

AMY:
I was tired Monday night. I went to bed early.

MOM:
Then Tuesday you got all bent out of shape because I reminded you again.

AMY:
Well gee no kidding Mom. You only humiliated me in front of Greg.

MOM:
Dirty job, but someones's gotta do it.

AMY:
Funny.

MOM:
Then yesterday, what was it?

AMY:
I needed to go to the store with Cindy.

MOM:
Oh that's right, you NEEDED to.

AMY:
Well yeah. What if she went to the mall and saw Brian or something, well she'd just die if I weren't there with her.

MOM:
Heaven forbid. What was I thinking?

AMY:
Really Mom.

MOM:
And you can't understand why I'm concerned? What's it going to be tonight? What is going to be more important than getting this paper done?

AMY:
Mom, I said I'd do it just…

MOM:
…as soon as I'm done watching this video.

AMY:
Which you are preventing me from doing.

MOM:
Okay, but I'm going to be pretty upset if this paper doesn't get finished.

AMY:
No problem, I'm on top of it.

MOM:
Alright then I'll leave you alone so you can… (Lights go out) Aw great! This is just what we need.

AMY:
Oh man! I'm never going to get to see this video.

MOM:
Never mind the video. Have you forgotten that the computer runs on electricity.

AMY:
Hey that's not fair, I was going to do it tonight.

MOM:
Well let's pray that the power comes back on before too long, but let this be a lesson to you about why we shouldn't put things off. You never know what may happen the next day to prevent…

DAD:
Enters with flashlight. Hey Honey what's going on? You did take care of that overdue power bill didn't you?

MOM:
Uh well, I was going to drop it off tomorrow…

AMY:
Mom!

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