What do you get when you put a microphone in front of two Original Soupman Soup Club Members and best-friend-bloggers, Natalie and Dylan?
A declaration of their passion for the Original Soupman’s Soups?
A recipe for a warm, happy belly hugging your heart?
Or something else…
Int. Natalie’s Apartment – Afternoon
NATALIE: Did you get my email?
DYLAN: Yup. We’re talking about “going green,” you said.
NATALIE: Right. Ways to save the environment. Like using different lightbulbs and…
DYLAN: Wait. I thought you meant eating better.
NATALIE: Um… No. It’s Earth Day.
DYLAN: Then this has been a big misunderstanding all week.
NATALIE: This conversation has gone off the rails so quickly. I already know I’m going to regret this question. But, what did you think we would be discussing today?
DYLAN: That is an excellent question. I have been eating better all week. Mostly salads and the like.
NATALIE: You thought…
DYLAN: I thought that we were going vegetarian.
NATALIE: Uh huh.
DYLAN: What was I supposed to think? We’re on a website about soup? Isn’t this all food based?
NATALIE: It never has been, but okay.
DYLAN: You researched.
NATALIE: Googled the crap out of ideas for how to lengthen our time on our precious Mother Earth.
DYLAN: It’s been a crazy week for me in the context of our misunderstanding.
NATALIE: You need to learn to read your emails.
DYLAN: No, stop. Listen. I tried really hard this week.
NATALIE: I’m sure you did.
DYLAN: Monday. I went grocery shopping. I don’t eat all that healthy. It was eye-opening how difficult it is to be better. I bought stuff for salads and those tofu burgers.
NATALIE: I don’t like those.
DYLAN: Might have been nice to know that I don’t like them either before spending so much on them. I did my best to power through them though.
NATALIE: How far did you get?
DYLAN: With the tofu? Two days. The salads were a little bit better.
NATALIE: Salad dressing?
DYLAN: I covered the lettuce and tomato and everything with it. And since I couldn’t have anything like bacon bits…
NATALIE: Vegetarian, but super unhealthy.
DYLAN: I think soup might have saved my life. I almost lost my mind. Would have had it not been for the soup. Gripping my little Soupman mug. Sipping for dear life.
NATALIE: There are a few good options. Like the Lentil.
DYLAN: Couldn’t have the chicken options. But the lobster was great.
NATALIE: You can’t have the lobster either.
DYLAN: I CAN. Cause it’s a fish… right?
NATALIE: Um… no… First, it’s a crustacean. Not a fish. And vegetarians don’t eat either. Pescatarians eat fish. But I’m not sure about lobster.
DYLAN: That sucks.
NATALIE: With this new information, how long were you successfully a vegetarian?
DYLAN: The truth?
DYLAN: Tuesday evening.
NATALIE: And this has been an awesome waste of your time.
NATALIE: I just want you to understand that we have done nothing to forward the conversation that will save the planet.
NATALIE: Don’t forget everyone. We’re almost to the debut of the Soupman’s new line of Melting Pot soups. Starting with my family’s Chicken Gumbo Soup!
DYLAN: See, if I didn’t stop being a veggie this week, I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy this new product.
NATALIE: We hope you all have a great week. Enjoy some great soup from the Soupman packaged in the environmentally friendly Tetra packaging. While you’re doing that I will be burying my former best friend in the back yard.
DYLAN: I could have thought we were discussing Kermit the Frog! It definitely could have been worse.
NATALIE: I’m Natalie.
DYLAN: I’m Dylan.