Excercise 2: You hit me

YOU HIT ME!
Text: Erik Uddenberg

DANIEL
You hit me!

TOMAS
It wasn’t hard.

DANIEL
Not hard! I’m going to call the police.

TOMAS
Sorry. It WASN’T hard.

DANIEL
I’m going to call the police.

TOMAS
Go ahead.

SARA
Stop it!

DANIEL
What’s the number to the police?

TOMAS
It’s because you hit your sister.

DANIEL
Grown ups aren’t allowed to hit kids!

SARA
I don’t like it when you fight.

TOMAS
No.

DANIEL
I’m going to call CHILDHELP. What’s the number to CHILDHELP?

TOMAS
It wasn’t hard at all.

DANIEL
You don’t know how hard it felt, do you?

TOMAS
No.

DANIEL
It’s against the law for grown ups to hit kids. I’m going to call Grandma.

TOMAS
Okay.

SARA
I never hit, do I?

DANIEL
Then your mom’s going to find out that you hit kids.

TOMAS
It was stupid. I didn’t mean to.

DANIEL
But why did you hit me then?

TOMAS
Because you were strangling your sister.

DANIEL
I wasn’t strangling her! I was doing this? Wasn’t I?

SARA
Yes.

TOMAS
Okay. Then I saw wrong.

DANIEL
Yeah! You sure did. Grown ups aren’t allowed to beat up kids! I AM going to call the police.

TOMAS
I said I’m sorry.

DANIEL
I’m calling the police. And Grandma. And your boss. What do you think your boss would say if she found out that you hit kids?

TOMAS
I slapped you, yes. But it wasn’t hard.

DANIEL
It still hurts.

TOMAS
You can’t see anything.

DANIEL
No. But it hurts. I’m going to call CHILDHELP. Give me the phone.

SARA
Stop it!

DANIEL
Give me the phone!
(He gets it.)

DANIEL
I’m calling Mom. I’m going to call Mom. I’m calling Mom now.

TOMAS
It was stupid, I know. But it wasn’t hard, it was…

DANIEL
It still hurts.

TOMAS
I thought you hit your sister, and so… it was stupid, but I didn’t hit you hard, Daniel. It was stupid
anyway. Grown ups shouldn’t hit kids, you’re right. I just…
(The phone comes out.)

DANIEL
Mom! Dad hit me!

This material is part of the project Öppen Scen by Unga Klara, and may not be disseminated or used for commercial purposes without the agreement of Unga Klara AB.

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