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College Counselling - Grid View

Andy Bella
July 27, 2023
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College Counselling - Grid View

Andy Bella

July 27, 2023
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  1. LUKE, o/s:
    The first deadlines for early acceptance come
    somewhere in the fall... but it's good to meet that
    deadline even if you aren't applying early.
    LUKE:
    Which... well, I hate to say it, but it doesn't
    give you as much time to decide as you
    might think.
    LUKE, o/s:
    I know you don't have a specific major in
    mind yet,
    LUKE, o/s:
    but... it would help me a lot to know a
    dream school.
    LUKE:
    Any thoughts?
    SHANNON:
    I actually have been thinking about
    something important I wanted to show you.
    SHANNON:
    ...any thoughts?
    LUKE: No, oh my GOD, Shay, LUKE:
    I seriously can't do Dobby Cake again,

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  2. LUKE:
    please, not now, I can't --
    SHANNON:
    his
    SHANNON:
    LIPS
    LUKE:
    You have got to stop bullying me with
    this stupid cake in our meetings.
    SHANNON:
    Look into his EYES --
    LUKE:
    I hate you.
    LUKE:
    Kids shouldn't have phones.
    SHANNON:
    Ah --
    LUKE:
    GRHGRHGRGHGHR
    (sfx: phone rings)

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  3. LUKE:
    HOLD ON, I have to be NORMAL, shut up.
    LUKE:
    Bridgewater Prep, College Counseling
    Advisors office, Luke Hernandez speaking,
    LUKE, o/s:
    -- oh, yes, how can I help?
    LUKE, o/s:
    ... oh she's out?
    LUKE, o/s:
    ... Oh... yeah, sure, I can cover detention... no, no, I'm not busy... how long?
    SHANNON:
    ho boy.

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  4. LUKE:
    mmhm mmhm... and the chairs, sure.
    LUKE:
    ..NO, no no, not a problem at all. Okay...
    Okay!
    LUKE:
    Ho-kay now, bye bye.
    LUKE:
    I...
    LUKE:
    ...forgot I'm supposed to be mad at you
    right now.
    SHANNON:
    Whaaat? Mad?? At me??

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  5. SHANNON:
    S'not like we're making biggest decision I'll
    be making for the rest of my adult life or
    anything.
    LUKE:
    It doesn't make it any easier to put it off!!
    LUKE:
    and you ARE putting it off, by the way.
    LUKE:
    We're almost at the end of the semester and
    we've still got no leads. No more funny
    pictures, let's just try to get somewhere today.
    SHANNON:
    But you LOVE it though,
    SHANNON:
    you LOVE funny picture!
    LUKE:
    Shay, you know it doesn't look good on me
    when my own SISTER doesn't have any
    prospects yet, right?
    LUKE, o/s:
    Everyone else is pretty much decided by
    now. Don't you talk to your friends? You
    have those, right?
    SHANNON:
    Asshole! Aren't you not supposed to talk
    about other kids or something??
    LUKE:
    Well, I'm not naming names.

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  6. LUKE:
    Our meetings are fun. It's fun, I'm fun, I love
    laughing, we're great,
    LUKE:
    but let's get going. We've got a lot to do, and
    surprisingly enough, you aren't my only
    meeting today, mmkay?
    LUKE:
    Feet off the chair.
    SHANNON:
    Ugh. Okay.
    LUKE, o/s:
    Not an unreasonable request.
    SHANNON:
    Yeah, yeah.
    LUKE:
    Here, let's try something new. I'm just gonna
    ask you a question, we'll brainstorm from
    there, see how it goes.
    SHANNON:
    Okay.
    LUKE, o/s:
    'kay. Close your eyes.

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  7. SHANNON:
    (sigh)
    LUKE, o/s:
    Okay... don't think about any colleges right
    now...dont even think about a major.
    LUKE:
    Just tell me... your perfect work day.
    LUKE:
    Any details could help right now.
    SHANNON:
    My perfect work day?
    LUKE, o/s: Yeah, mmhm! Career, adult life,
    perfect day. Whats that for you?
    SHANNON:
    Okay... I... wake up at 9.
    LUKE:
    ... ohhh-
    SHANNON, o/s:
    and I ...
    SHANNON:
    (deep breath in)
    SHANNON, o/s:
    ... go to the office!

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  8. SHANNON, o/s:
    ...like in those... HBO financial series...
    SHANNON, o/s:
    An office, the office, whatever.
    SHANNON, o/s:
    You know like one of those places and its just a place where people work,
    LUKE: ... kay...
    (SFX: Luke types on the keyboard) LUKE:
    KEEEEEEEEP going!!
    (SFX: rapid typing)
    SHANNON, o/s:
    and... I just...
    SHANNON, o/s:
    ...I just...

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  9. SHANNON, o/s:
    I just fill out a BIG spreadsheet.
    LUKE: (under his breath)
    ...I knew it...
    SHANNON:
    World's BIGGEST spreadsheet!
    LUKE, O/S:
    Come on, I told you to be serious.
    SHANNON:
    I AM being serious!
    LUKE:
    Seriously, I'm not in the mood.
    SHANNON, o/s:
    No, no--
    SHANNON:
    I MEAN, I just do whatever the boss wants
    me to do, everything on the list,
    SHANNON:
    Then I go home, eat dinner, maybe watch
    a movie or play a game with my friends, I
    don't know.
    LUKE:
    You know, you can trust me, you can be
    ANYTHING, it's a THOUGHT EXERCISE,
    LUKE:
    This isn't a joke, can't you put SOME effort
    in, please? "Big spreadsheet?"

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  10. SHANNON:
    I'm being serious, I just, I dunno, I can do
    whatever, the job itself doesn't matter, I just
    DO it --
    SHANNON:
    It isn't a joke!!
    SHANNON:
    and-- and I do a damn good job at it!!
    SHANNON:
    but...
    SHANNON:
    but-- but-- after I leave the office, I just go
    home, and the only thing on my mind is
    dinner.
    SHANNON:
    I cook myself a nice dinner, maybe
    something healthy. I could even share it.
    SHANNON:
    Maybe I even invite you over!
    (SFX: telephone rings)
    LUKE:
    (breath in, about to speak)

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  11. LUKE, o/s:
    No, not at the moment.
    LUKE, o/s:
    Yes, hello?

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