Episode 131 • Guilt
Guilty by association
Weigh on someone's conscience
Susie: This was so fun! I love the pool here!
Mark: Man, if only I could have a house like this…
Susie: I know, right? I can’t believe we have to leave in a few hours.
Mark: So, wait? All you had to do in order to stay here was tell this lady you were going to watch her cat?
Susie: Yeah, she said she was going to be gone for a couple of days and she needed someone to stay here, feed the cat, you know, that kind of stuff.
Susie: Yeah, and she’s away a lot so if everything goes well, we get to do this a- Mark, is the glass door open or closed?
Mark: Uhm, it’s- It’s open. Do you want me to close it?
Susie: Of course! What if the cat gets out?
Mark: Fine, fine. Here. It’s closed. Where is the cat though?
Susie: Oh no. Simba? Simba. Come here, kitty. Oh my gosh, I think it got out.
Mark: Listen, it can’t be far.
Susie: Oh gosh. I don’t- It’s all my fault, Mark. I can’t believe it! I had one responsibility and I-
Mark: Okay, no. This is not the time for a guilt trip. We’re going to find it.
Susie: What do you care? It wasn’t your responsibility! I was the one in charge!
Mark: What are you talking about? It’s my fault too. I was here with you so I’m guilty by association. Okay, look under the couch. I’ve seen it there earlier.
Susie: No, there’s nothing here. I’m telling you, man. If we can’t find it, this thing is going to weigh on my conscience forever.
Mark: Okay, can you just be a little bit more optimistic for a second?
Susie: I can’t. I’m getting nauseous and- Is that- Is that the door? Oh my gosh. What is she doing here? She was supposed to get here tonight.
Mrs. Williams: Hello? I’m home! Oh, there you are Susie. Oh, you have company.
Susie: Hi, Mrs. Williams. Yes, this is my friend Mark. Mrs. Williams, before you say anything, I just need to come clean. I- I don’t even know where to begin. So the thing is that, earlier, Mark and I were in the pool and we got out and we got back in the house and the door was closed but it wasn’t really closed and I- I just thought-.
Mark: Mrs. Williams, what Susie is trying to say here is that we lost your cat.
Susie: I feel so bad, Mrs. Williams. You have no idea. I’m going to help you look for him. I’m going to stay here until I f-
Mrs. Williams: Susie, what are you talking about? Simba is right there.
Susie: Oh my gosh. Thank goodness!