Tuesday, 11 July 2006

Harold

Harold is an old man who goes to the theatre. He does not hear very well and his eyes are bad. Mostly he likes the people. He always sits at the front and claps in all the wrong places and yells out Marxist slogans during tender moments and calls the actors by their real names. (once he went to see a play where at one point a watermelon would roll out and surprise the audience, and he went back several times so that just before the watermelon would roll out he could yell: ‘Here come the watermelon!’ Things like that) Most people suffer Harold grudgingly and roll their eyes when they see him in line, but when he dies there will be a big award named after him: and everyone will want to win it.

Daniel MacIvor

11 comments:

  1. 'Here comes the watermelon'. Brilliant. I want that on my tombstone.

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  2. We need a lot more poeple like Harold in our world.

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  3. Sounds like a real character. I bet he tells some funny stories too. You could incorporate him into a play (plan for his antics?)and he wouldn't even realize he was doing your bidding.

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  4. I want to be him. Can I be him please?

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  5. What kind of Marxist comments would he scream?

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  6. Characters like Harold are what makes life interesting. They add their being to the mix and we are all richer for it.

    Canadian Observer

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  7. All respect to this lovely post, but where I come from we call people like him "fucking assholes."

    Mind you, we loved Cats, so what the fuck do we know about theatre or they who can appreciate it?

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  8. So that's what the peanut gallery looks like.

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  9. I think Cats, the play not the pets, was the first sign of the End Times.

    "Here comes the Watermelon!"

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  10. Ahh he sounds like a sweeti Dan, a real life hero IMO! Harold rules I reckon!

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