EXT. DINER - NIGHT - EST.
The parking lot is full in front of this 50s-style Diner with
bright shining neon lighting up the night sky.
Can i take your order?
INT. DINER - NIGHT
Three people sit at a booth.
On one side of the table is JACK, 21, wearing a baseball hat
and a sweatshirt. On the other side is GREG, 21, and TARA,
22, sitting close together.
The three of them are looking up from their menus to the
WAITRESS, 40s, who looks at them expectantly.
I'd like some coffee.
Can i have a vanilla Coke?
We don't serve vanilla Coke anymore?
Yeah we just stopped...
But... I've been getting vanilla Coke
here since before you guys had it on your
Just get a normal Coke.
Well we don't serve it anymore.
Do you guys still have vanilla syrup back
Jesus Greg, why can't you just get a
Yeah, but it's different.
Because, Dear, i want a vanilla Coke. The
only reason i wanted to come to this
place was for the damn vanilla Coke.
How's it different?
Jesus, no need to bite my head off,
I dunno. It's for the coffee not the
What's for the coffee?
Could you bring over some cream too
She says it's different.
It's not the same.
what do you want Jack?
Can i just get a normal Coke?
Sure, so that's one coffee and two normal
No! i still don't see why i can't get a
She already told you it's different, so
you can't have it. Weren't you listening
It's not the same stuff. We don't have it
Well how can it be different?
it's just different Greg. Hence it's not
on the menu.
But i've been getting vanilla Cokes here
since before they were on the menu. Why
would they stop having something they've
had since before they changed the damn
Because they don't. Now can you please
just give it up for a change and settle
for a regular Coke?
A regular Coke will be fine for me.
Because i don't want a regular Coke. I
can get a regular Coke anywhere. I want a
We don't serve that anymore.
They don't serve that anymore.
See? Listen to Jack if you wont listen to
your own girlfriend. They don't serve it
So, one coffee and two Cokes?
NO! OK, now... What exactly do you have
It's not the same. It's for the coffee
not the Coke.
Well can you do me a huge favor and put
some of that stuff in my Coke?
It wont taste the same.
Well just try it for me please, just to
If it's different it wont taste the same.
I'd like to try it just the same.
OK chief, be right back.
The waitress leaves.
Jesus Greg, why do you have to be such a
baby all the time?
Why do you have to side against me all
Because you're wrong.
I don't understand. What's so different
about what they put in coffee and what
they put in Coke?
They put vanilla syrup in Coke, and
vanilla extract in coffee. If you put
extract in Coke it tastes horrible.
Huh, i did not know that.
Obviously neither does Greg.
I'm not gonna do this Tara, not tonight.
Just... be quiet.
No, what? I want to hear what "this" is
that you're not up for doing tonight.
Just forget it.
I don't think i can. I think you're just
mad because you can't get your little
drink anymore and now you have to order
the same old Coke everyone else does.
That's what you think huh?
Yeah, that's what i think.
He drinks Coke all the time though.
Both Greg and Tara look across at Jack.
The waitress appears at Greg's elbow.
Here ya go guys, one coffee, one Coke,
and one vanilla Coke.
Can i have some cream when you get the
The waitress stands there.
Greg looks around the table, then at his Coke.
It's gonna taste horrible.
He picks up a straw, unwraps it, and starts stirring.
it looks lighter than mine.
After a beat, he raises it to his lips and takes a sip.
FADE TO BLACK.