On the B E A C H
Early morning, Shopay sits in a hammock wearing sunglasses watching sunbathers on the beach. Manager climbs the beach with Pen – Thai masseuse.
Manager asks, “Shopay! How is it going?”
Shopay, “Okay, not much clients visiting the shop.”
Manager, “I thought you’d like to have a massage from Pen.”
Shopay gurgles, “No!”
Manager, “Come on! Relax and enjoy! Are you ready?”
Shopay thinks and says, “I’m ready if she’s ready…”
Manager shrugs, “She’s ready. Come on! Pen, take him to the spa.”
Shopay follows Pen to the spa.
On the J E T T Y
A crowd of guests who signed up for the FULL DAY EXCURSION argue with Jackie. They have collected from Safe Deposits, ready for the trip but Jackie says there is no boat. F&B arrived with drinks, ice buckets and lunch packets, made ready for the trip.
Jackie on handset to Launch Section, “It’s 9.30 in the morning I don’t have a boat here! Damn!”
Launch Section replies, “All the boats are out on diving. We had more divers from last night arrivals. They took the boats.”
Jackie, “But I have scheduled the trip and booked the boat, you can’t let them have it? Why can’t you arrange something?” Jackie hangs up and asks the office to get the Manager. He arrives – there was some fuss.
At that moment, Mr & Mrs Dirk step on the jetty to join the trip.
Jackie put his finger on his lips and signalled them to hush up, “Hush!”
Mr & Mrs Dirk understood and paused further away from the crowd and watched the frustration.
Finally, the guests climb from the jetty and the trip is cancelled.
About the S P A
On the beach, Manager calls Pen on the phone…
Manager, “How are things with Shopay? Does he feel okay?”
Pen replies, “He’s on top of me taking a turn so I’m on the receiving side,” from spa bed. Shopay sits on top of her massaging down Pen, the masseuse.
Manager exclaims, “Shit! Did he ask you for that?”
Pen, “He did.”
Manager, “Huh!” hangs up.
At the C L I N I C
Lucky (restaurant waiter) consults the doctor. He has fastened a toilet paper roll around his hips to blow his nose.
Doctor insists, “You need an IV. Come on, lie down!”
Lucky, “Make sure I get up for work by five.”
Doctor and nurse put him in bed, connected a pack of Glucose. Nurse brought a broomstick which she fastened to the bedpost and hung the Glucose pack on it.
Nurse says, “Rest for a while.”
On the J E T T Y
Dirk leans over and puts his hand into the waters with bite fish. A fish bit his finger, he starts bleeding. Doni helps him to the clinic.
At the C L I N I C
Nurse rushes to the bed, “Lucky! Get up! Get up! A guest has fallen sick. He needs the bed. Quick!”
Lucky gets up, “But I’m supposed to be sick!”
Nurse unties the broomstick, “Come out to the corridor, I have placed a chair for you.”
Nurse ushers him out and places him on a chair leaving him to hold the broomstick in his hand still connected to the Glucose pack. Dirk enters the clinic with Doni. Doctor helps him in.
Lucky thought it’d be better if he go to his room and lie down. So he headed to his room.
He comes across the Manager…
Manager asks, “What has happened to you?”
Lucky, “I’m having a cold. Doctor gave me this. Since Mr Dirk is brought in with a fish bite…there’s only one bed in the clinic. I’m going to my room to rest in bed.”
Manager, “That’s good. Go to your room and rest well.”
S H O P F R O N T
Lucky passes the shop and comes across the group of Honkies – the Choula. They cried like seeing some thrill on their holiday, they ask him to pose for photographs. So Lucky poses in different angles for the camera shots and a thrilled crowd, he holds the broomstick with the IV bag connected. Shopay, thin and frail, with sunglasses, joins in to show him better poses.
Manager enters the scene, “Hey! Hey! Lucky! What’s going on?” He whispers to Lucky, “You shouldn’t let them know we have one bed in the clinic. Go to your room, hurry up, boy!”