Setting: a hipster coffee shop
Nadine: Wait just a second, I’ve gotta get a picture…
Charlie: For Instagram… yeah, we all know.
Nadine: Gotta give the people what they want Char—
Charlie: [cuts her off] nobody cares about your damn latte!
The barista stares blankly
at the ridiculous scene
unfolding before her jaded eyes
Nadine: The 100+ likes that I’ll get would beg to differ, dear.
[Nadine exits the stage hurriedly,
the barely sipped latte.]
Charlie sits in his disbelief,
still sipping his $6 coffee
sweetened with ignorance
Charlie: They don’t get it. We sit around letting technology run our lives. Ruining genuine moments.
Charlie pulls out his phone
and opens up Facebook
clueless to the irony of the situation
Charlie: [begins typing status] “So irritated. Real conversation is dead after all.” Posted.
[continues to scroll blindly through his newsfeed, Barista approaches].
Barista: [coughs to get Charlie’s attention].
Charlie: I’m a little busy here, can’t you see that?