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  • "Heya Sam"

    "Fred, what's new?"

    "Nothing much, same old same old. Just sitting here watching out on our world. Seen anything new today?"

    "No, Fred. The lady has been in the kitchen most of the day."

    "Yeah, but a lot of people were knocking on the door. We can't see it much, but Snow Whote down the rod has a review and was relaying what she saw. A lot of people kept saying 'I was thinking of Mickey' - that damned mous gets all the attention!"

    "Fred, use your ceramic brain! Mickey is not the cartoon mouse, it was the man who used to be here..."

    "Sam that was a long time ago. Yeah, flannel shirt, sat in the chair a lot reading the paper."

    "And you remember that Sousa music he played loud all the time? Boy I can remember that time he shook you right off the shelf!"

    "That hurt a lot!"

    "But it was funny."

    "She seems sad today. I think I heard her crying this morning."

    "We cannot do much to cheer her up but sit here, eh?"

    "And listen to those soap operas. I wish we could see them, all we do is listen."

    "C'mon Fred, remember your place. YOU ARE A CERAMIC CLOWN, damnit, Just stay on the shelf and be decorative."

    "I know my job, Sam, I've been here longer then you, kid. I came form the other house, got unpacked from the box. I saw the whole family grow up and then there was--"

    "Fred! Stop. Listen"


    "I hear her crying again"

    "Damn ,now I hate this job."

    "Yeah me too."

    "Do any of those clowns on the other side hear anything? YOU RINGO! BOZO! EDDIE!!! GIVE US A REPORT."

    "Aw those guys are useless, Sam. Amateurs. Clowns even..."

    "Yeah, but I am worried. She does not cry much."

    "Okay, let's just stay alert. And look happy, damnit!"

    "Good plan Fred, talk to you later."

    "Later, Sam"
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