WITHDRAWAL

Written by Jafei Pollitt

LACE

BANK ATTENDANT

MANAGER


INT. BANK - DAY


LACE stands in line in a bank. She is called up to a window.


LACE

Hi.


BANK ATTENDANT

Hello, ma'am. What can I help you with today?


LACE

I have a deposit I’d like to make.


BANK ATTENDANT

Sure thing. Can I have your name and birthdate?


LACE

Lace Astro. Ten, fourteen, nineteen-ninety-eight.


BANK ATTENDANT types info into a computer.


BANK ATTENDANT

Alright, Ms. Astro. I’ve pulled up your account. How much will you be putting in today?


LACE slides a penny across the counter.


LACE

Just this, thanks.


BANK ATTENDANT looks at the penny.


BANK ATTENDANT

One penny?


LACE

Yes, that’s all. Thank you.


BANK ATTENDANT

Um. Alright.


BANK ATTENDANT takes the penny and looks at the computer.


BANK ATTENDANT

Miss. It looks like you have over three million in your savings. You want to deposit one penny?


LACE

Yes, Thank you.


BANK ATTENDANT

I mean. Alright.


BANK ATTENDANT puts one penny into her savings.


BANK ATTENDANT

Would you like a receipt?


LACE

No, that’s okay.


LACE turns around to leave.


BANK ATTENDANT

Wait - ma'am?


LACE

Yes?


BANK ATTENDANT

May I ask why?


LACE

(Lace takes a deep breath)

How do you think I got to three million?


BANK ATTENDANT

(shocked)

One penny-


LACE

Let me say it. Yes. One penny at a time.


LACE turns and walks away slowly. The BANK ATTENDANT starts to cry. The MANAGER walks over to them.


MANAGER

Are you alright, Trace?


BANK ATTENDANT

That woman is so inspiring.


MANAGER

Who was?


BANK ATTENDANT

Lace Astro.


MANAGER

Oh for fucks sake. Her dad's rich. She does that every goddamn week.


END

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