THE MAN WITH THE FRAGILE LOWER JAW Scene: A bus stop A seemingly nervous man stands waiting for the bus, clutching a newspaper in his hands. A man walks up and stands next to him. Nervous man flinches and rattles his paper. Man #1: Oh, excuse me. Nervous Man: Oh, no, no problem. Nervous man slides a step away from the man and hides the lower half of his face below the newspaper. The Man looks oddly at Nervous Man, but minds his own business. Another man walks up on the other side of Nervous Man. Man #2: Do you have the time? Nervous Man flinches violently, clutching the newspaper to his face and moving away. He suddenly realizes he's moved close to Man #1 and jumps beack, trying to distance himself equally between the two men. After an uncomfortable moment, Man #1 speaks. Man #1: It's 3:15. Man #2: Thanks. Man #2 walks away. Man #1 shakes his head. A woman walks up and stands next to Nervous Man. He flinches a bit and takes a step away from her. Woman: Hey buddy, what's your problem? Nervous Man: I'm...I'm sorry. Woman: What's your deal? I'm not gonna BITE you or anything? Nervous Man: Yes, yes, I know,...I'm...uh,...it's just that... Woman: You are freaking me out, buddy! Are you on DOPE or something?! Nervous Man: No, no, I um...I have a fragile lower jaw... There is a pause. Woman: What? Nervous Man lowers his newspaper all the way. Nervous Man (slowly): I have a fragile lower jaw. After ma moment, the woman slaps his across the face. He is shocked. Woman: You don't have a fragile lower jaw! Nervous Man looks amazed and rubs his jaw. Nervous Man: You're right! Woman: You have a fragile left ankle! The Woman quickly kicks him in the ankle below the camera frame. Nervous Man: Ooooooohh! The Nervous Man falls over, falling below frame. Man #1 and Woman look down for a moment. Man #1 stoops down and comes back up into frame with the Nervous Man's newspaper. He straightens it out and reads. FADE OUT.