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The Date Rape Play

excerpt from "The Date Rape Play" - Carolyn Levy


excerpt from "The Date Rape Play" - Carolyn Levy

Waiter: Would you like some coffee?

Woman: Yes, please.

Waiter: Just say when. (starts to pour.)

Woman: There. (He keeps pouring.) That's fine. (He pours.) Stop! (She grabs the pot; there is coffee everywhere.) What are you doing? I said stop.

Waiter: Yes, ma'am.

Woman: Well, why didn't you stop pouring?

Waiter: Oh, I wasn't sure you meant it.

Woman: Look, of course I meant it! I have coffee all over my lap! You nearly burned me!

Waiter: Forgive me, ma'am, but you certainly looked thirsty. I thought you wanted more.

Woman: But--

Waiter: And you must admit, you did let me start to pour.

Woman: Well, of course I did. I wanted some coffee.

Waiter: See, there you go. A perfectly honest mistake.