Skit 1. Group of people sitting around talking--Winnie walks in--
Winnie: Hey guys! What's going on? Hey, do you know what I was just thinking about? BREAK! I can't wait! I REALLY want to do something crazy this year. How about you guys - are you doing anything for break? We should go together. I was thinking maybe Miami. What do you guys think? Does that sound like a good idea?
While she is talking--Suzanne leans over to a friend and begins to whisper--
Suzanne: Why does she always try to act like we're her friends? If we really were she wouldn't hang out with all of those straight people all of the time. Do you remember last week when she blew us off to go hang out with them? (Sarcastically) Maybe she's just not comfortable enough hanging around all of us - we may turn her completely gay.
Winnie leaves and then goes to talk to another group of friends nearby--
Winnie: Hey guys! I haven't seen you around in a while. What's up? I was just talking to some people about break - we were thinking about going to Miami for the week and just go crazy! You guys should come, too! That would be awesome! Even more chances to go crazy. Do you guys have any plans yet? No? Then you should really, really think about coming with us.
While she is talking, Hiro leans over and begins talking to one of his friends--
Hiro: Oh God, it's that girl again. Yeah, the bisexual one. I don't get that girl - I mean, either you like guys or you don't, right? Besides the whole gay thing just creeps me out - it goes against nature, you know what I mean? Yeah, I just don't like hanging out with her.
Skit 2. (The actors play different characters) A girl is sitting at her desk doing work while asking help on the phone--her friends walks in to her room--
Suzanne: Hey Winnie, whatcha doing?
Winnie: Hey can you hold on? Oh, you know - just doing my calc homework. It's due on Monday.
Hiro: Well, hey. I heard about this party tonight that's supposed to be really good. A bunch of us are going to go to Shadyside to get some dinner and then head to the party from there. You want to come?
Winnie: I can't. Really. I don't have any money to go out. Besides, I need to get this done tonight I have a test next week too. I have to bring up my grade in the class.
Suzanne: What are you talking about? You have a ninety- percent in the class - that's an A. You're doing fine. You work way too much. Besides, it's Thursday night! Time to party! Don't be such a CMU student.
Winnie: No, Really. I need to get a good grade on this so that I keep my average up.
Hiro: What's the big deal? You're a freshman. No one expects you to do phenomenally this year. They expect you to just barely pass - it's no big deal.
Winnie: It is a big deal for me.
Suzanne: I don't understand.
Winnie: I have to get good grades because if I don't keep a certain QPA then I lose my scholarship. If I lose it, I won't be able to go to school here next year.
Hiro: Grades, grades, blah blah blah is that all you can say? You're just being a paranoid overachiever. Come out with us!
Winnie: I really can't.
Suzanne: Whatever. And then she walks away.
Her friend asks Winnie what is going on----..
Winnie: It's Suzanne and Hiro. They came in and asked me if I wanted to go out with them - they were going out to dinner and then to a party. I wanted to go but I just can't. She didn't understand why I couldn't go out. I really like her and I want to hang out with her and her friends - I just wish that they could understand that I can't afford to do all of the things they do.