He stops after a while, to hold up his carved piece, and examine it. Rusty tries to use the silence to his advantage...
RUSTY Did you have lunch yet?
Fondu pays attention to his carving as he answers him.
Rusty is disappointed.
RUSTY Oh. (long pause) Was it any good?
Fondu still doesn't give Rusty his complete attention.
FONDU Yep. Pretty good. It was pretty good.
RUSTY Hm. Sounds it.
Rusty stares at Fondu, is about to talk, then stops, somewhat flustered.
FONDU Hot. Hot.
RUSTY Excuse me?
FONDU The waiter.
RUSTY What waiter?
FONDU The waiter at lunch, stupid.
RUSTY What about them?
FONDU Them? No, him. It was a him.
RUSTY Sorry, what about him?
FONDU He was hot.
Rusty tries to act engaged.
RUSTY Really? How hot?
Fondu is insulted.
FONDU What, you think I have a sliding scale? You think I can just do with the bare minimum? It's all or nothing, there's no shades of gray here.
RUSTY Well... I mean... can't some people be hotter than others?
Fondu holds up his knife.
FONDU Listen, this isn't up for debate.
RUSTY No, no, no, no, look, you took it all the wrong way. We're friends! We're buddies! I know you, what you like, what you dislike, what you don't dislike. I don't...
Fondu slowly brings back his knife, and continues whittling.
FONDU Sweet hawk, bra.
RUSTY Thanks. I gel.
FUNDO Hey, it's'a me! Fundo! Your cousin!
FONDU I have not forgotten about you. Thank you for checking in, however we are on a slight hiring freeze at the moment. Therefore, we currently have no available positions in our flogging department. However, feel free to continue to check in and I will contact you should our hiring needs change. Have a great day!
FONDU Well, once again i am the love scorned child of 130am.
FONDU The truth. The absolute truth. That is what you represent, and that is what makes this story so raw, so real.
FONDU I love it, cut and print, that is a wrap, people.
RUSTY Hey, let's see who can pee the farthest.
FUNDO stabs RUSTY, and walks off with his body over one shoulder.
FONDU starts whistling "You've got your troubles" once more.