100 Monologues is a project where I’m writing monologue scripts, performing, and filming the pieces. Since I’m beginning to dabble in acting, the project is meant as a means for me to acquire more acting experience where I can work on refining my craft. You can find out more about the project here.
Below is the script from the “Not Really that Bad of a Day” monologue. The script isn’t exact to my performance above, but my performance is based on it. If you’re a student who would like to perform this monologue for class, just make sure you credit me, Maggie Coyle, as the author. For any other use of the script, please contact me.
100 Monologues: #4 Not Really that Bad of a Day
Written by Maggie Coyle
I just had the worst day. You’re never going to believe this. So I was running late for work and get caught behind some ridiculously slow walking guy. And I can’t even walk around him because cars are just rushing by on the road next to us and some genius turned half the sidewalk into his own potted garden or an extension of his garden or whatever. So I’m practically walking on his heels until we get to an area where I have enough room to get out in front of him. Then I get to the metro and some idiot walks right into me. Like really? You really didn’t see me? At all? I mean if he was blind or carried a cane, then okay, but this guy, this guy could see.
Then the metro doors closed on me – I did have the luck of a couple passengers who helped me pry open the doors so I could get completely on board and I didn’t have to be stuck half-way on a moving train.
When I got to my stop someone practically shoved me to the ground so they could get where they wanted to go. People can be such jerks. I mean come on!
Then as I got to my office I realized I’m missing my purse – with keys and wallet and everything – like things couldn’t get any worse. So I’m in a panic trying to retrace my steps when this woman approaches me with my purse. She says she was looking all over for me so she could return it since she saw me drop it a few blocks back. I thanked her and checked to make sure everything was in order and sure enough –everything was there. So I was a bit cranky when I got to the office because of everything that happened – but…actually it wasn’t that bad of a day. I mean – wow…a couple people helped save me from being stuck in the doors of a moving train. Someone returned my belongings without keeping any of the money in my wallet for themselves. You know…wow…I’m actually pretty lucky. Yeah, I’m going to stop complaining now…