INT. TOYOTA SEQUOIA – NIGHT

A grizzly, older man is driving us to a restaurant. I’m in the passenger seat. Friend Hanna and family sit in the back.

GRIZ

Miss Hanna, you have positive name. You know what name means? Happy.

ME

Happy?

GRIZ

The infinitive form of Hanna is *some word* means happy. Very positive name.

ME

Happy?

GRIZ

Happy. H-A-P-P-Y. Like:

(smiles at me, toothless)

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ME

What language?

GRIZ

Arabic, Hebrew and Turkish.

ME

GRIZ

You see, Miss Hanna? He does not ask where I am from, he asks what language.

ME

I wasn’t trying to be sly, I was just curious.

GRIZ

Do I sound heavy to you?

ME

Happy?

GRIZ

H-E-A-V-Y.

ME

You mean, like serious? Or your accent?

GRIZ

I do not talk so well right now. I must practice my words with “S”.

Sly.

Curious.

I lost my dentures. Fell out of the window.

ME

What happened?

GRIZ

I was bad.

ME

You were shouting at someone?

GRIZ

No, I am very calm. I littered. I had my coffee cup and my dentures were on the lid and I tossed it.

HANNA

That’s what you get!

I sigh after a good laugh.

GRIZ

You draw a big breath as if you are tired.

ME

Oh, no, I just …

We arrive at the restaurant and I flee.