The Play Of My Life: My Dad, Some Thai Food, and the Cold, Calculating Chokehold of Inevitability

(SARA, 23, sits with her DAD, 57, in a Thai restuarant near Sara’s apartment, waiting for her MOM, also 57, to come back from the bathroom so they can get this show on the road.)
SARA
(impatient)
What’d she, fall in?
DAD
You look…different.
SARA
Oh yeah, I’m growing out my bangs.
DAD
(brightening)
Oh yeah?
SARA
…Yeah…
DAD
You know I’ve never been a fan of when you have bangs. Even when you were a little kid.
SARA
Yeah, I know.
DAD
But something else too…
SARA
Oh yeah. I gave up makeup.
DAD
(frighteningly excited)
YEAH?!
SARA
Um…yeah…?
(They stare at each other, Dad grinning wildly.)
DAD
Well, keep going!
SARA
…?
DAD
You’re saying all these great things that make me happy–what else? No bangs, no makeup–are you going to have a baby???
SARA
Check, please!

My Prom: A Night to Forget (Part 2)
My Prom: A Night to Forget (Part 2)
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