Allergies and Colorful Fireworks

by Maria T.

Dan: Hey Fred, where have you been? Stalling for time? You know we need to go off soon. My wife's gonna kill me when she finds out I'm shining blue and pink tonight instead of red. She hates pink...

Fred: I was behind you the whole time Dan...and didn't you find this out 2 weeks ago during the test run of the Fourth of July fireworks? I'm gonna be hearing it from my sister for weeks now cause of you!!!! She's gonna say “Why didn't you stop Dan, Fred? Don't you know how allergic he is to pink these days? You know he's bull-headed when it comes to his allergies.”

Dan: Wait, first of all, NO! You weren't behind me! I turned around 2 minutes ago and you weren't there-

Fred: HA HA HA. No, that's not true and you know it!

Dan: And secondly, I didn't tell Sara ahead of time cause this is a once in a lifetime chance. Do you know how RARE it is a fireworker gets to be the LAST EVENT on focus on Fourth of July! Once in a lifetime man, once in a lifetime. I'm sorry, but I was not about to just throw that away cause of allergies...All the guys made fun of me already cause I'm allergic to pink...I gotta hang on to whatever pride I have left and go out with a bang.

Fred: Mhm, yeah, sure.....Anyways, I WAS behind you, just cause you close your eyes everytime you see my hat, which by the way, is awesome, doesn't mean that-

Dan: That hat's ugly and you know it, you only say its nice cause your son made it for you....and he's not here so you can admit....its UGLY.

Fred: No, it's....unique.

Dan: Like a 3 headed person?

Fred: It's just so...significantly...

Dan: Dude, seriously...

Fred: ...different...*sighs*...Okay, alright, FINE! It's ugly! My son bought me an UGLY hat! You happy now! Can you go blow up into your allergic pink bumps already!

Dan: Nah, that'll be in 30 seconds...Why you still wearing the hat if you know its so...what did you call it? Unique.

Fred: Cause....because he knew I was gonna blow up into red and white stripes today and didn't want me to stress out....Do you even realize just how much energy I need to push out to turn red and white today!!!! I am freaking out right now man...

Dan: Take a deep breath.

Fred: I'll show you where you can take your breath-

Dan: RELAX man! Anyways, it almost showtime. You got this, if you could survive your public humiliation with the hat, you can survive this.

Fred: Fine. Listen, thanks man, and good luck on talking with Sara after this.

Dan: Yeah, I need it. Lots of it. Let's do this.

Fred: Alright, as he jumps For independence!

Dan: as he jumps For afterwards with Sara!

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