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: I’m changing things up this week.
DYLAN: How’s that?
NATALIE: We normally push any type of promotion and whatnot to the end. But, this week, I think it’s best if we start with what we’ve talked about all month.
DYLAN: The Soups for Troopscampaign!
NATALIE: That’s the one. Do you want to remind everyone?
DYLAN: Right. Not a problem. All month, the Original Soupman has been working with their customers. For every pack ordered online of their soups, they’ve been matching this purchase. A local Veteran’s organization will then be accepting this soup to make sure it’s delivered to our men and women who have now returned home after serving our country. Did I miss anything?
NATALIE: Not at all. Well put.
DYLAN: Thank you.
NATALIE: This week, we celebrate Memorial Day.
DYLAN: You’re going to tell us what Google says this holiday is about, right?
NATALIE: You know me too well.
DYLAN: Friends through thick and thin.
NATALIE: Memorial Day is a holiday in the United States that is used for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It’s also known as Decoration Day.
DYLAN: Isn’t this the same as Veteran’s Day?
NATALIE: Close. But Memorial Day honors those who have passed. Where Veteran’s Day is for all veterans: the living and the dead.
DYLAN: I’m glad we picked such a light subject for a soup blog.
NATALIE: We honor these people by talking about them.
DYLAN: True. I know it’s true.
NATALIE: Plus, both you and I have family that have served in the military.
DYLAN: That’s true too. My dad was Navy.
NATALIE: And mine was in the Marines.
DYLAN: I can’t imagine what it would be like to be a Marine.
NATALIE: What do you mean?
DYLAN: What it would be like going through boot camp. All I can picture is the drill sergeant reaming me for my shoes being scuffed. Or my footlocker overflowing onto the floor. I am so disorganized. I couldn’t do it. I just know that I could not do it. Plus, how non-confrontational am I? They get my order wrong at a fast food joint and I eat it all the same. Just to avoid the fight.
NATALIE: Fast food joint? What is this, the 1940’s? Are you gonna be chased by coppers cause of all the loot ya stole?
DYLAN: I swear, if you get any funnier, I’ll be forced to take away your morning coffee.
NATALIE: We’re getting off topic.
DYLAN: You’re right. I’m sorry.
NATALIE: While we may be short on words…
DYLAN: Which isn’t normally an issue…
NATALIE: I think we just say: thank you. Thank you for your sacrifice.
DYLAN: Thank you for defending us.
NATALIE: Thank you for making sure that we continue to live in such a wonderful country.
DYLAN: Thank you for allowing us to keep loving things like soup.
NATALIE: In short, thank you for everything.
DYLAN: I don’t know what else to say. Let’s wrap things up before we get all bleary eyed.
NATALIE: One more thing. Not to be too pushy but keep on pushing that “Order” button on Soupman.
DYLAN: That way, tour local Veteran’s organization can call Soupman and say: “Please stop sending food. Everyone’s fed.”
NATALIE: That would be a great day.
DYLAN: And, call that person in your family who has served. Make sure you show ‘em you care.
NATALIE: That’s great advice, Dylan. So, until we talk to you again, I’m Natalie.
DYLAN: And, like she said, I’m Dylan.