N. 20 - Jealousy





- Good morning, Pinocchia.

- Good morning, manager.

- I saw you cashed Ms. Lola’s shopping.

- Whom?

- Come on, Pinocchia: Ms. Capovolta.

- Uh yeah, a dear friend of mine.

- Ricordi quello che ha comprato? Do you remember what she bought?

- Uhm… two baguettes, five kilograms of pasta, one kilogram of sausages…

- Oh! Don’t you wonder about all that stuff?

- Why should I? Can’t an employee, when they end their turn, do some grocery shopping? 

- I tell you what it is: she’s expecting people at home!

- And so?

- Yeah, it must be this, it means she’s got guests. Right, Pinocchia?

- What should I know?

- You said she’s a dear friend of yours, so you might know if someone goes visit her…

- But what is it, a trial?

- So, Pinocchia: speak!



- We are all free people and we can see whoever we want…

- Pinocchia, you have to choose: either you are my friend or Ms. Lola’s friend!

- What do you mean, my friend? This way you make my heart beat, I already feel butterflies on my stomach…

- Pinocchia, how dare you!

- Then I won’t speak…

- Pinocchia, you’re covering that woman, consequences will be terrible!

- Are you threating me, manager?

- Pinocchia, don’t make me lose my temper, or I’ll kick you in the back!

- Ugh… may I keep my mouth shout!

- Pinocchia, speak, I’ll ask you one last time!

- Manager, I don’t understand: if you weren’t married, I would say you’re jealous…

- You’re not supposed to understand, Pinocchia, you’re supposed to answer!

- I know those like you: they only want to make their harem bigger. Do you think you’re a sultan?

- Pinocchia, I’m aching like a dog!

- You deserve that. You all go chasing people that don’t want you back…

- I thought you would understand the situation, I thought you were a… man… of the world!

- What do you find in that simpering one?

- Thank goodness that she is your friend: imagine if she were an enemy!

- What does that have to do with anything, manager? War is war…

- I didn’t expect this attitude from you, Pinocchia…

- Don’t do that, manager, what’s that? Are you crying?

- I never cry, Pinocchia…

- Tonight you and I will go to a bar, we’ll take a cocktail looking into each other’s eyes and you’ll tell me everything…

- Do you think it’s a good idea?

- Yeah manager, it will be good for you.

- Yeah it will, I really needed to talk to someone…

- Uh, but I’m not someone, manager. I’m your friend…

- Thanks Pinocchia, thank you.


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© ENRICO MATTIOLI 2018




© Enrico Mattioli 2018