N. 5 - Mister Ciccio - adverbs



Ciccio Dello Straccio

Translated by Emilia Maiella


- Are you free?

- Freedom is a question mark, ma’am.

- Oh, a cashier-philosopher, good!

- Super-Cashier, ma’am… Not only a philosopher though, I paint too…

- Oh, a full-formed artist…

- For that matter, I’m a poet too!

- Darn! … anything else?

- Yes, I also have a socially responsible soul…

- Really?

- Well, I was the first of those unelected at local council elections…

- Were you a nominee of the neighborhood?

- Yes ma’am, my slogan was: Ciccio Dello Straccio, from the verb “to do”!

- A piece of work, indeed!

- Why, you didn’t recognize me? 

- I’ve been living here for a month…

- So, you mean, you didn’t vote for me?

- No, I’m sorry… 

- What a pity… are you living in the neighborhood for working reasons?

- I work at the hospital, I’m a gynecologist and recently I’ve been transferred here…

- Ah, so you are graduate, aren’t you?

- Well, of course I hold a degree… 

- I’m practically graduated too…

- What does practically mean?

- I dropped university, because ma’am, it’s life that gives you a degree…

- Well, you don’t seem to need any, being already a poet, a painter, a politician…

- Uh, don’t believe that’s easy… sometimes I wish I was a normal person…

- Is there something that prevents you from pursuing it?

- Responsibilities, ma’am… actually I’m practically the manager of this place too… 

- In conclusion, this adverb causes you a lot of commitment…

- Which adverb?

- No, it’s like a metaphor. I mean, the fact you are practically graduate, practically the manager…

- Oh… well, yes, I don’t need an official post, but I know how to do it and so I do it…

 

PLIN PLON: Mr. Dello Straccio is wanted at oil aisle with some sawdust. Urgent!

 

- As you can see, ma’am, I also know how to stay humble and to side with the lasts.

- Sure. Even not practically

- What do you want to say with this gag?

- Nothing, I was joking, don’t mind me…

- Well no ma’am, it’s not fine… aside from the fact that, if I don’t want to I won’t go!

- Do as you please, I’m leaving, have a nice day…

- Wait and see… now it’s my turn to speak…

 

PLIN PLON: Mr. Vacca is needed with supreme urgency at oil aisle with specific equipment for vinegar battle breaking corridor cleansing…

 

PLIN PLON: Mr. Dello Straccio it’s your job, Vacca is busy with another task, I’m kindly asking you to get going quickly…

 

- Oh… if he is kindly asking me, then… heard, ma’am? K I N D L Y !

- Well yeah, another adverb. It looks like it’s your doom…

 

I don’t like this person. Too witty to be a gynecologist… given that I would never let her see me even if she was the last on Earth…



© ENRICO MATTIOLI 2017





© Enrico Mattioli 2017