JJ: Check out my new Notary Seal
FLORIDA: JJ, you aren’t a Notary
JJ: No, this is for an art project
JAMES: That doesn’t look like a Notary Seal, that looks like an explosion at a paint factory.
JJ: For your information, this is a highly desireable designer Notary Seal. We are going to market it to the most successful Notaries in Maryland and DC, if I can get out of this neighborhood without bumping into Charlie.
FLORIDA: Now, who’s Charlie?
JJ: He’s a guy who says I owe him $10
FLORIDA: Now, why would he say a thing like that?
JJ: Because I owe him $10
JAMES: Boy, how many times have I told you not to go around borrowing money from people. It’s better just to not have what you want than to have some bully chasing you around town threatening to beat you up all the time.
JJ: Oh no, I think you misunderstood. He isn’t threatening to beat me up.
FLORIDA: You see? There isn’t a problem after all.
JJ: Well at least not a problem for me. He didn’t threaten to beat me up. He threatened to be my family up.
JAMES: What? You come here now. You are going to find a way to pay that boy back if it kills you. Or I’ll kill you! You hear? I don’t want anything happening to Thelma or your mom.
JJ: Neither do I, but I think he is more interested… in you!
JAMES: In me? Is this guy crazy?
JJ: It depends how you define crazy. But, worry not. Check out the impression of this notary seal. Each word is a different color. Yellow, blue, red, green, with a black perimeter… I bet I could sell these on the street for a dollar each. They’re beautiful.
THELMA: And illegal. You can’t impersonate a Notary and give away copies of their seal impression. Everybody knows that.
JJ: What is this now, have you graduated from the academy of Notary Science now?
THELMA: I took a course. I know something.
JJ: Well worry not, because the notary seal is 200x as big as the real one, and is obviously a work of art. Besides, the Notary’s name is George Washington.
FLORIDA: Why not Abraham Lincoln. If it weren’t for him, you’d be drawing pictures of cotton on your day off.
JAMES: That’s a good point. Listen JJ, you find a way to get that $10 back to Charlie in the next 48 hours, or else you’ll be hearing from me, and my belt strap.
FLORIDA: Now, James.
JAMES: Don’t argue with me.
(the next day)
JJ: Uh huh… Excuse me. But, there is something I need to tell you all.
FLORIDA: We’re listening. I hope this is good. Are our lives in danger?
JJ: Not exactly. It seems that there was a terrible accident. I read about it in the paper, and heard about it from some friends down the block. Our friend Charlie was the victim in a hit and run accident. It seems that the perpatrator was a mobile notary who was mad because he couldn’t find a parking spot for more than an hour. He started driving irratically, and ran over Charlie.
THELMA: Does this mean you don’t have to pay back Charlie the $10?
JJ: I guess not. But, I have only one regret.
JAMES: What’s that? This better be good.
JJ: I thoroughly regret that I was not given an opportunity to sell the mobile notary one of my pictures of a notary seal impression before he was arrested.
THELMA: Well, there will be other notaries. Just you wait!