gas station

Creator: Aladdin Connolly
Genre: Drama
Age rating: Everyone
just a scene
Synopsis: EXT: A large old gas station. Fancy car pulls in. as attendant (a working class mechanic figure) watches with his fourteen year old son. attendant starts to fill gas as the well dressed but agitated car owner walks up behind him.

Attendant:

Nice car don't see many of these round these parts. Yes sir I sure do like a real car. I was just saying the other day.

(He hears a click and pauses. Then keeps filling up the tank)

A robbery ain't it. I knew it, I just knew it. Can't catch no breaks can't get no luck. Just what the worlds coming to I spose. Never know what tomorrow will bring, but you can be sure you'll wake up farther downhill on this old road.

thief:

(dressed in expensive suit holding gun behind attendant) How did you know it was a robbery?

ATTENDANT:

Fourth time in two days. Gettin' to be that the only customers I got, come here to to rob me. I only ask one thing. Don't be mad when you see the till, all that's in there is thirty six bucks, I'll give you all I got, just don't be mad.

THIEF:

(looking round sees a fifteen year old rust bucket)

That your car?

ATTENDANT:

Yes sir.

THIEF:

(Points to kid)That your boy?

ATTENDANT:

Yes sir.

THIEF:

How many you got?

ATTENDANT:

Four kids all together.

THIEF:

You have nothing to fear from me.

(He gets in his car and drives out, but hits something as he is pulling away. He gets out of his car, agitated and pulls out his gun looking at the damage, and then aiming at the attendant twenty feet away.

ATTENDANT:

Please I will do anything. Take whatever you want I am sorry. Please don't hurt me don't do it.

Thief seems to calm down, and is about to holster his gun when he re-raises it and multiple shots ring out. Attendant standing there in shock feels his body and realizes he is OK as the thief jumps in his car and spins out. The he hears a gurgle behind him and turns to see his son lying on the ground with a shotgun in his hands. He drops to his knees by his son. In tears.

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