Short scene from the train
|Time:||approx. 3-5 minutes|
|Recommended age:||from 10|
|Size of group:||4 performers|
|Time for preparation:||none, only 10-15 minutes to train the sketch|
Location: A train compartment as before.
Players: 2-3 passengers, the customs officer.
One of the passengers has a large sack under their seat.
The man: "We will arrive at the border soon. I hope that the customs officer turns a blind eye."
Lady: "Oh, please – how much are you allowed to carry then?"
Man: "Oh, 5 pounds if they do not catch you."
Dame: "Oh, well I only have 2 tins of Nescafe."
The man, calmingly: "Then there’ll be problem then."
The man with the sack sits silently in his seat and smokes.
The customs officer comes in: "Customs control please — madam, do you have something to declare?"
The lady is nervous: "No — yes - no – I don’t know - maybe!"
Customs officer: "Well show me what you have."
The lady opens her bag, pulls out two jars of Nescafe and places them on the bench.
Officer: "Is that everything?"
Lady: "Yes— no — maybe, I don’t know."
Officer: Do not be so nervous. Look at the gentleman there. You can keep just as calm if you do not have a guilty conscience."
He turns to the smoker: "Sir, anything to declare? Spirits, tobacco, coffee?" The smoker shakes his head.
Officer: "Allow me to take a look!" He peers under the seat. "Is that yours?"
The smoker nods: "Yes!"
Officer: "What you have in the sack?"
The smoker: "Nothing, officer. Only food for by rabbit."
Officer: "Rabbit food? Then take it out and show me!"
The smoker pulls the sack out from under the seat with trouble and slowly releases the knot.
The officer looks inside: "But, sir. That isn’t rabbit food. That is tobacco. Rabbits do not eat tobacco!"
The smoker says quite calmly: "Well, well, they don’t eat that? — Then they won’t get anything to eat at all."
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