(The scene opens in a park. The camera dollies in towards a bench.)
(A guy and a girl sit on the bench. They are people watching.)
GUY: I like people watching.
GIRL: I love people watching.
GUY: I love people watching.
GIRL: People watching.
GUY: Just… watching people.
GIRL: People watching people.
GUY: That’s us! People watching people.
GIRL: Ooh, look at those people!
(They stare at two non-descript men having a conversation.)
GUY: What do you think they’re talking about?
GIRL: Ooh… Politics.
GUY: I wonder…
(Cut to the men in mid-conversation.)
MAN: Ever since the Conservatives came into power, property taxes have gone way up, and I don’t know about you, but when I’m stressed about paying my landlord, I just can’t get it up.
OTHER MAN: Oh, totally.
(Back to the guy and girl, now looking at an older gentleman and lady.)
GUY: Ooh, look at those people.
GIRL: Oh yeah!
GUY: Oh yeah.
GIRL: Do you think they’re in love?
GUY: Ooh… I think they used to be in love.
GIRL: I think they used to be in love, but then they fell out of love, but now they’re falling in love again.
GUY: Oh wow.
(Cut to the gentleman and lady.)
GENTLEMAN: Should we take the subway or wait for the streetcar, powderpuff?
LADY: You haven’t called me powderpuff in years!
GENTLEMAN: Your hair smells like moonlight.
(Cut back to the guy and girl.)
GUY: Hey, look at those three!
GIRL: Three people!
GUY: How do you think they know each other?
GIRL: They could be brothers.
GUY: They could be secret government agents!
GIRL: They could be ballroom dancers…
(Cut to the three men.)
ONE: Time is eighteen hundred hours.
TWO: Operation Slow Waltz is a go.
THREE: Let’s make Mom and Pop proud.
(Back to the bench.)
GIRL: People, wow.
GUY: People. You just never know.