(Interior, The Griffin Station wagon, in transit.) LOIS is driving the station wagon while CHRIS sits in the passenger seat.
Mom, I really need to talk to someone about this. I’ve got a problem.
(Switching on the car radio.) Why don’t we turn on the radio.
Thanks for tuning into WRNX Talk Radio. Today’s topic: ‘At-Risk Teens and the mothers who are actively ignoring their children.
Ay, Doesn’t this sound good. Why don’t you shut up and listen?
Mom, please. I haven’t been able to think. I haven’t been able to sleep. I haven’t been able to eat…
(Interrupting CHRIS.) The shocks on the car might have a differing opinion.
Mom, Mr. Herbert touched me…
We’re here! Hurry on to class.
Mom, I need to talk about…
(Shoving CHRIS out of the station wagon.) Get out, Chris!
CHRIS falls out onto the curb and LOIS speeds away.
(Staring at the station wagon as it becomes a speck on the horizon.) Oh…
MR. HERBERT enters, wearing a backward baseball cap.
Hey, Chris. You better hurry up. Couch Allen got us running laps today, getting all sweating and hot. Going to need to shower up real good. Using soap on your taut, young flesh.
MR. HERBERT leans in close and takes in a deep breath, smelling CHRIS.
You smell good today.
CHRIS drops his head and follows MR. HERBERT into the school.