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 – Evening
NATALIE: “If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it — then I can achieve it.” Muhammad Ali said that.
DYLAN: Words to live by.
NATALIE: I know, right?
DYLAN: How about… “Don’t dream it. Be it.”
NATALIE: From The Rocky Horror Picture Show?
DYLAN: Nailed it.
NATALIE: Not quite the same, but it still plays.
DYLAN: Sorry… I was up late last night. Watching TV.
NATALIE: The reason why we bring up these motivational quotes is Dylan is looking for a job.
DYLAN: Top tier money. Very little actual work.
NATALIE: Way to aim high there.
DYLAN: Living the dream.
NATALIE: We’ve tried so many different ways to get you hired.
DYLAN: LinkedIn, Monster, whatever else I could find online.
NATALIE: No takers?
DYLAN: Not yet.
NATALIE: And you’ve been looking…?
DYLAN: For almost a week.
NATALIE: A WHOLE week?
DYLAN: Almost. It’s getting scary. I’m nervous that I’ll never find a job.
NATALIE: You poor baby.
DYLAN: I feel like you’re being sarcastic.
NATALIE: It can take people months – years even – to find A job much less the right job for themselves.
NATALIE: My uncle had a really tough time finding a job. He worked in a factory for a long time. After almost fifteen years at that place, they closed. No pension. No paycheck. Nothing. So, he took a job driving trucks.
DYLAN: That sounds fun.
NATALIE: It’s good work. Pays well. BUT the routes he was assigned to drive weren’t local. He drove all across the States. Loved the travel. Hated having to leave his family for extended periods of time.
DYLAN: Sounds lonely.
NATALIE: It was. But he pulled through. Better for the trials and tribulations. Stronger. On that note. What have we learned?
DYLAN: This has gone full-on After School Special.
NATALIE: This is your future. Take it seriously.
DYLAN: Is it wrong that I’m having trouble taking this seriously because you’re taking this so seriously?
DYLAN: Okay, okay. Know you’re worth. Aim high, but don’t be unrealistic?
NATALIE: That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.
DYLAN: Alright, Babe. Will you help me with my resume?
NATALIE: Thought you might never ask. Let’s start from the bottom and build up. What do you have under special skills?
NATALIE: That will not help you in corporate America. I’ll go put on some coffee. It’s going to be a long night.
DYLAN: Float like a butterfly. Sting like some brie.
NATALIE: Did you say sting like some brie? Like the cheese?
DYLAN: Yeah? Doesn’t it have jalapenos in it or something? I was just trying to reference Muhammad Ali again.
NATALIE: We definitely need to expand your palette. Less movies. More diverse types of food. Thankfully, Soupman has so many kinds. Dylan, its sting like a bee.
DYLAN: Oh… Yeah… That makes a lot more sense.
NATALIE: To the grocer, we go. Until next time, I’m Natalie.
DYLAN: And I am Dylan.