(Scene. A small photocopier room. Sounds of copying. Copier is actually off stage right. Lights up on Sam and Stuart)
Sam: The thing I most hate about photocopying rooms is they seem to be places of malicious gossip.
Stuart: Yes, I can’t stand that. People think it’s all harmless. But it can cause real hurt.
Sam; Too right. Actually, Ed Sandler tried to slag off Amanda Carter to me only this morning. I told him where to get off.
Stuart: What’s up with Amanda?
Sam: She’s getting depressed over her trouble.
Stuart: (lowers his voice): You mean the rash?
Sam: Yes, she claims she has no I idea where it came from.
Stuart: Well, she wouldn’t the first person to get a rash from Barry Bunkshaft.
Sam: Serves her right if you ask me. I wouldn’t go near that Slimefest if you paid me.
Stuart: I notice she had her hand over her lip as well in the Quality Briefing this morning.
(they both giggle)
Sam: Anyway, how are you doing these days?
Stuart (defensively): fine thanks. You?
Sam: (defensively too): Terrific.
(they look sheepish. Lights)