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The Illiterate

(Pops – Episode 1)

{INT: POPS’ PARLOUR – DAY}

Cartons and properties of POPS are on the floor, Pops kicks a carton containing his properties with his left foot and falls on the ground.

POPS

Ouch!
(quickly stands)
Oh yeah! This is great.
(points at a corner)
That’s the TELEVISION spot. Yeah, everything must look beautiful this time.
(squats and opens a carton. He brings out an UMBRELLA, opens it, and put it over his head)
Haha! This is my uh…
(sighs)
Well, let’s say this is just an umbrella.
(pauses and looks at the ceiling)
Aha!
(stands very quickly)
I got it! I got it! I got it! I need to go get the TV before it gets dark.
(walks quickly to the door, opens it, and walks out)

{EXT: KOLGBA STREET, BODO – DAY}

Pops is walking very fast on the road and suddenly sees something in a shop that looks like a Television to him and walks into the shop.

{INT: ELECTRICAL SHOP}

POPS

(sees the name; “YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOSEPH’S ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES” on a plate)
Who is here?

JOSEPH

Few seconds, please!

POPS

Well, fuck you! Who do you want to keep waiting in this shit place?

JOSEPH

(comes out from behind a curtain in his shop)
Hello Sir, you are welcome. Sorry for the delay.
(points at his shop contents)
Just make your choice.

POPS

Yeah, you have my uh… um…
(pauses and start staring at Joseph)

JOSEPH

Are you sure, this was where you were heading?

POPS

Just shut up, you think I’m a fool?

JOSEPH

Oh, I’m very sorry sir.

POPS

Good, apology accepted! But, don’t treat customers like fools. Okay?
(Joseph nods. He points at something that looks like a Television)
Now, how much is this TV?

JOSEPH

That! Haha!
(points at what Pops thinks is a Television and frowns)
We don’t sell to illiterates.

POPS

(looks curiously at Joseph’s eyes)
But how did you know?

JOSEPH

This is a microwave. It doesn’t have any features of a TV.

POPS

Oh, I see! Haha, okay!

JOSEPH

Goodbye boy.

POPS

(suddenly turns and punch Joseph in the face. Joseph faints)
We don’t let idiots escape our fury.
(walks away)

END OF THE ILLITERATE (Pops – Episode 1)

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