Enron by Lucy Prebble

Scene 7: Skilling's Office

Skilling is in a meeting with the Lawyer.
The red box throbs from deep underneath.
A large Enron Security Officer appears in Skilling's doorway.
Skilling looks dishevelled and highly strung.
Security Officer You wanted me to take a look at something?
The Lawyer leaves.
Security Officer Sir.
Security Officer You think you're being bugged, sir?
Security Officer That might be a matter for the FBI –
Security Officer You think it's the government, sir?
Security Officer A rival company – ?
The Security Officer checks around the office surfaces.
Security Officer I'm in Security, sir.
Security Officer It's good.
Security Officer Absolutely, sir. I got a daughter and I'd like her to go to college, do something real … Well, things become a lot easier with the stock options you've given us, that becomes a possibility.
The Security Officer gets down on the floor too. He copies Skilling who puts his ear to floor. They listen, lying on the floor together.
They listen.
Security Officer Might that be your watch, sir?
Skilling's head is leaning on his wrist with his watch on. He gets up, embarrassed.
Security Officer Could be something just needs rewiring, sometimes a static charge / (can build up).
Security Officer Well, you let me know if you hear anything.
Security Officer Real dry. The trees are bribing the dogs.
They laugh.
Security Officer Weather?
Security Officer Like insurance?
Security Officer You're losing me, sir.
Security Officer Sounds a little out of my –
Security Officer I just want to do my job.
Security Officer You're telling me to –
Beat.
Security Officer I'm a Security Officer, sir.
Security Officer I just got a shift I gotta do is all.
Security Officer I'm fine. We trust you all up here, sir.
Security Officer Nothing to it. I apologise.
Security Officer Sure. It's your company, sir … You run it how you want it run.
Skilling nods.
Security Officer leaves.
Skilling's intercom beeps.
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