What matters to Ron and Tim

Listen to Ron and Tim’s conversation. I made up the names because I don’t know their names. RON and TIM were sitting behind me and I never got a look at them either. So I’m also making up that they are young, good looking men in their mid twenties.

Listen for what matters…

INT./EXT. SHUTTLE BUS DAY

RON and TIM climb onto the bus and take a seat behind ME and YOU

TIM
Hey

RON
Hey

TIM
What’s up?

RON
I have dog lessons tonight.

TIM
What are you teaching him?

RON
It’s just puppy school, you know. She’s doing pretty good.

TIM
Sounds great.

INT./EXT. SHUTTLE BUS [DRIVING]

RON
Man, I have so many meetings today.

TIM
Yeah?

RON
Yeah. I gotta go to that project manager meeting

TIM
I’m presenting at that

RON
Oh yeah?

TIM
Yeah

RON
Then I got training from ten to noon.

TIM
Yep. I’m there too.

RON
Man. It’s like I have no time to get my work done.

TIM
I know. I have a full time job taking care of Jones Pharma. Then I have all this other shit, you know?

RON
Yeah. I feel like my stuff needs two project managers.
(shrugs)
They’re always talking about balancing work and life.

TIM
I hear ya. It’s a nice dream. But whenever they ask how things are going I just don’t say anything. You know, it’s like, they want to know how it’s going but if you say anything then you are told to cool it. That you don’t want to be perceived as being negative.

RON
I pretty much decided just to not say anything.

TIM
Yeah. Me too.

RON
Hey, how’s your new car.

TIM
(brighter)
It’s awesome!

RON
Yeah? How’s the _____?

TIM
I don’t really know yet. I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet. I need to read the owner’s manual.

RON
Car sounds cool, though.

TIM
It is.
(giggles)
Pretty much the one bright spot in my life right now.

CUT TO:
ME
What matters to TIM and what matters to RON?

YOU
(fills in the blank)

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