The Great L.A. Threat: “I Will Put This In My Screenplay!” 6

This is the type of argument you only hear in a Starbucks in Los Angeles. A couple was sitting on the tables outside screaming at each other loud enough to rattle glass. People on either side of them, and those walking on the sidewalk past them, averted their eyes as the woman yelled: “All right, I’m a loser. I admit that. So you want to be with her, be with her.”

He said: “She’s only a friend.”

She said: “I know about those types of friends. Just say it. Say it once. Tell me I’m a loser.”

“You’re just creating drama,” he replied.

She said: “Me!? I know you’re a screenwriter, but keep your drama in your screenplay, not in our lives.”

And he said: “I WILL put this in my screenplay!” They stared at each other silently for a minute or two, until he got on his bike and rode away.