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Ext. house – day

Pouring rain. Buckets of rain. A woman METER READER, 30’s (hard to know for sure) dressed in a bright yellow poncho waves enthusiastically to a PASSER-BY (50’s) walking his dog.

meter reader

Are we havin’ fun yet?

passer-by

You betcha.

The Passer-by continues walking. The Meter Reader trots over quickly.

meter reader

Let me ask you a question. Got a minute?

The Passer-by stops.

meter reader

Have any idea whether or not your neighbors are here?

passer-by

Can’t say for sure. Sorry.

meter reader

You see, the cars is in the driveway so it’s hard to know. For sure.

passer-by

Cuz you want to read the meter, right?

meter reader

I need them to sign off on the reading. It’s something we do. As a service. To our customers.

passer-by

See. I could ask for an ID or I could tell you I saw them last night buying a quart of milk. 1%. Your choice.

The Passerby continues walking out of frame.

meter reader

(muttering)

What the hell is that supposed to mean?

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