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The Bicycle Shop

(The scene begins with three players on their hands and knees, in a row, as bicycles.) Shop Owner : Well, there we are, three brand new bicycles all set up for sale. Customer : (Entering) Hi. I'd like to buy a bicycle. Shop Owner : Sure thing. Why don't you try them on for size ? (Customer sits on the first bike and it falls down. The second is too big, while the third is too small.) Customer : I sure like the first one, let me try it again. Shop Owner : Why not ? (Setting up bike again) There you are, it's all set up again. (Customer sits on it, and again it falls down.) Customer : I don't know. I really like this one but it keeps falling down. I'm afraid it's not made well enough. Shop Owner : Our bicycles are all very well made. It was just assembled this morning, and it may need a little adjustment. Let me get some help. (A volunteer is chosen from the audience, who is instructed to hold one 'wheel' of the now upright bicycle.) Customer : (Sitting on the bike) That's perfect now. What was the problem ? Shop Owner : Oh, we just need a big nut to hold it together ! from rec.scouting faq

Last updated: March 1, 2014