We're All For Getting The Forgetting You're Forgetting To Forget You've Forgotten For
Setting: Jo's kitchen.
Beez: Hey, Jo, where we going?
B: But you told me to get over here, you had to take me somewhere.
J: Did I?
B: Yeah, you did.
J: Must've lied.
B: I'm not lying; you said that we...
J: I must've lied.
B: So where we going?
J: I just told you. Nowhere.
B: Oh. So you were telling the truth.
B: The second time.
J: Yeah... I guess.
B: First you lied, then you told the truth.
B: Not going anywhere?
B: Then why did you tell me that you had somewhere to take me.
J: Oh... yeah...
J: Now that I think about it...
B: Now that you think about it what?
J: Wasn't a lie... the first thing.
J: The first thing was true.
B: You are going to take me somewhere?
J: Yes. I am.
B: Right, where though?
J: Can't remember.
B: You can't remember where you were going to take me?
J: No... I guess I can't.
B: So, you were lying then.
J: No, no. Forgetting isn't lying.
J: And lying isn't forgetting.
B: But you called me to tell me to come over... that you were going to take me somewhere.
J: And now I don't remember.
B: And now you don't remember.
J: I don't remember where I was going to take you.
J: At first, I just didn't remember that I was taking you anywhere.
B: Yeah, alright... listen...
J: Actually, before that, and I didn't tell you, but, before that, I didn't even remember telling you to come over.
B: Okay, Jo, well...
J: And before that, before that, I think... before that, I didn't even remember calling you.
B: Yeah, is there any chance...
J: And before that, I didn't even remember your phone number.
B: It's on your speed dial.
J: Exactly, because before that, I didn't even remember that I had speed dial.
B: Okay, can you stop this, because I don't...
J: And even weirder still, before I didn't remember that I had speed dial, I forgot I had a phone.
B: (dry) It's a miracle you managed to call me.
J: No kidding! Because, get this, before I forgot that, I forgot you existed.
B: Jo... let's stop, okay? We aren't going anywhere...
J: Before that I recall forgetting that I existed!
B: We're not going anywhere, not physically anyway and...
J: That was preceded by a forgetting that anything existed!
B: ...and not in your recollection of forgettings past.
J: What's perhaps most remarkable...
B: Jo, don't...
J: I know before I forgot anything existed, I forgot everything existed!
B: No! Don't do this! Universal logic is tearing all around us!
B: Stop! Stop! You don't understand what...
J: ...before that...
B: No! Jo!! STOP!!!!
J: I forgot about...
J: ... forgetting.
(lights out immediately)
J: (pause) But, then... (lights on) I remembered.
B: (gasping for breath) Don't do that!!
J: I remembered everything.
B: (still gasping) You nearly thought us out of possibility.
J: Mainly, I remembered that I was forgetting.
B: How do you do that? Everytime I come over, it's something beyond bizarre!
J: And I remembered that I was going to take you somewhere.
B: You said you forgot where though.
B: Nope... what?
J: I remembered.
B: Where you're going to take me?
J: No, I remember where I took you.
B: Right, but, where are we going this time?
J: We just went there.
B: Oh. Yeah.
J: Did you like it?
B: No, Jo... I didn't... I nearly became nothing.
J: Yes. But now, you're something else entirely.
B: Ha. Ha.
J: I like that joke.
B: Listen, Jo. I was waiting for a phone call, when you called.
B: I'm going home.
B: Get that call. (starts leaving)
J: See you around.
B: (turns) Right, next Saturday.
B: The lake.
B: Becky's cabin.
B: Her cabin?
J: Becky's cabin?
B: You're my ride.
B: Please, Jo.
J: Hey, alright.
J: Just don't...
B: Don't what?
J: ... let me forget.
(Beez shivers, turns and walks off as the light fade)