INT. LIVING ROOM
NIBLET has just finished most of his dinner, followed by a fairly involved discussion of why Niblet isn't getting dessert despite eating much of his dinner. Niblet is doing his very best to hold it together to continue arguing his case before the Court of Dada.
But... I have Halloween candy!
I know, and eventually you'll get to eat it. You got some
before dinner tonight, didn't you?
(beginning to sob)
Listen, kid. When I was growing up, we almost never had
dessert. Usually only on special occasions like Christmas or
Thanksgiving, or somebody's birthday. It was never something
I expected, only a very special treat.
(collapsing, hysterical, onto Dada)
I DON'T WANT MY LIFE TO BE LIKE YOURS!
It's true, my childhood was filled with horrors and abuse, what with not getting dessert all the time! I don't think I'll ever quite get over it. (In truth, it never even occurred to me. It'd be like feeling all pissed off and denied that I didn't get cake and presents EVERY DAY. It just wasn't any kind of thing.)