The Pit

Music - None

Content & purpose - Looking at different peoples reactions to another persons trouble

Cast - 1 person - narrator (or could have different people for each quote)

Starting positions - Whatever is most suitable

A man fell into a pit and couldn't get himself out…

A SUBJECTIVE person came along and said, 'I feel for you down there'

An OBJECTIVE person came along and said, 'It's illogical that someone would fall down there'

A PHARISEE said, 'Only bad people fall into pits'

A NEWSREPORTER wanted the exclusive story on his pit

CONFUCIOUS, he said 'If you had listened to me, you would not have fallen into that pit'

BUDDHA said, 'your pit is only a state of mind'

A REALIST said 'That's a PIT!!!'

A SCIENTIST calculated the pressure necessary to get him out of the pit.

A GEOLOGIST told him to appreciate the rock strata in the pit

A TAXMAN asked if he was paying tax on the pit

The COUNCIL INSPECTOR asked if he had a permit to dig a pit

An EVASIVE person came along and avoided the subject of the pit altogether.

A SELF-PITYING person said 'You haven't seen anything until you've seen MY PIT!!!'

A CHARISMATIC person said 'Just confess that you're in a pit'

An OPTIMIST said 'Things could be worse'

A PESSIMIST said 'Things will get worse'

JESUS, seeing the man took him by the hand and lifted him out of the pit.

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