Anthony is a single 29 year old. He works in the city and lives with his two friends.On his way home from work he needs to stop off and buy food for his pet dog, Devil. When he arrives home, he goes to the letterbox and opens a Telstra bill with “Final Reminder” emblazoned on the envelope. As he reads his final notice on his way up to his apartment he remembers he forgot to buy food for dinner, so he’ll have to order takeaway for the 3rd time this week.
Then his brother Peter calls him.”Where are you? You were supposed to meet me at movies 15minutes ago. Did you forget?”
Without admitting anything, Anthony tips Devil’s food into a bowl, grabs his car keys and runs out the door.
Driving to the cinemas he hears an ad for university degrees to study part-time online, and thinks that would be something he’d love to look into.
He arrives at the movies just in the nick of time, and sits down to try to relax with his brother for the next 2 hours. It’s been so long since they’ve spent time together, however he can’t keep focussed on the movie as he has so much on his mind: what will he get his mother for her birthday? That lock on his car door needs fixing, the lawns need mowing and what is that thing that has ‘died’ in his car? The smell is awful!
The girl beside him gives him a smile. She seems familiar somehow, and Anthony remembers she works at the corner takeaway. Perhaps he’ll ask her out on a date and take her somewhere fancy for dinner. The local pub won’t cut it. If only he could ask someone for suggestions…..
Written by Fiona Hanvey