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So Basic In My Ballet Flats



Cynthia:  Hey Marcy! Did you hear? Ballet flats are considered “basic” in the fashion world. So cool! I love a good basic and ballet flats are my fave.

Marcy:  I do not have good news for you.

Cynthia:  Oh I only want to hear good news while I’m wearing my ballet flats. Which, by the way, were $13.98. On sale.  At Target.

Cynthia does a little soft-shoe sale shuffle in her ballet flats.


Marcy:  I am sorry to inform you that in today’s lexicon, the word “basic” is used to describe people and things that are “uncool” and “unoriginal”.

Cynthia stops dancing and looks crestfallen.

Cynthia:  That’s so unkind. Who says that?

Marcy:  The young people.

Cynthia (shaking her head):  The young people are so mean to each other.

Cynthia thinks for a moment.

Cynthia:  I’m wearing them anyway. I love them and as usual, I don’t care what anyone says.



Marcy:  Okay then. Just stay away from certain Lucky Magazine editors, that girl from Man Repeller, and any of the researchers from eBay.

Cynthia:  Researchers from eBay?!

Marcy:  Yes. They recently did a study in which 64% of respondents said that women who wear ballet flats are probably boring.

Cynthia becomes so angry she starts taking off her clothes.

Marcy:  What are you doing?

Cynthia:  Well, clearly I have to run around the block naked in my ballet shoes.

Marcy (alarmed):  Really?

Cynthia (manically):  Ha. Now that’s not boring!

Cynthia takes off down the street while Marcy hides under the couch.