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SIGN ABOVE DOUBLE DOORS READS: 'NICANTEEN'
FATHER PULLS MARIA'S CHAIR UP TO A TABLE
FATHER: Here we are. The food's not bad, but stay away from the drinks. I'll be right back. I have to check on something.
CLOSE UP OF TABLE, MENU ON IT'S SIDE PLACED BETWEEN SALT AND SUGAR SHAKERS, A SEPARATE LEATHERBOUND DRINKS MENU READS: 'TOXICTAILS'
CLOSE UP OF DRINKS MENU HELD OPEN IN MARIA'S HANDS.
Our exotic drinks are made from a selection of over 4,000 toxic chemicals, around 50 of which cause cancer. All of these can be found in the average cigarette.
Acetone - Nail polish remover
Ammonia - Toilet cleaner
Arsenic - Rat poison
Carbon Monoxide - Car exhaust
DDT - Insect killer
Formaldehyde - Preservative for dead bodies
Hydrogen Cyanide - Gas chamber poison
Methanol - Rocket fuel
Titanium - metal used to make airplanes
Warning: Consumption in cigarette form limits your ability to smell and taste the delicious food available from our kitchen.
MARIA LOOKS UP QUIZZICALLY FROM MENU
MARIA: What's that horrible smell?
ASKEWED SHOT OF EXCESSIVELY THIN WAITER'S FACE. SALLOW SKIN, SUNKEN FEATURES AND JAUNDICED EYES, HIS SMILE REVEALING GROTESQUE TEETH.
WAITER: Would you like to start with a drink?
MARIA BOLTS AWAY FROM THE TABLE, GUARDING HER FACE FROM THE SMELL OF HIM.
MARIA: I um…no thanks…I was just waiting for someone.
WIDER ANGLE OF WAITER REVEALS A WILTED FLOWER ON HIS LAPEL. HE IS LOOKING DISAPPOINTED.
WAITER: Are you sure?
MARIA TURNS AWAY, HEADED FOR DOOR, LEAVING WAITER STANDING AT TABLE IN CAR SALESMAN POSE
WAITER: Helps you stay thin.
LONG SHOT OF WAITER STANDING IN DOORWAY WAVING AT THE END OF HALLWAY
Come again soon!