*Subtitles for the benefit of those would like to translate the dialogue.
After retrieving the bowl, Zola returned to her seat then consulted her friends about the direction it should be passed around…
Zola: “Passing the bowl around clockwise is ok?” Franka: “Fine with me.” Bianca: “I’m cool with that.”
Zola: “Alright then. Please pick one and pass it on.” Bianca: “And let’s all play nice.”
Franka: “Gonna stir it up then pick one.”
Franka: “Hmm I got number 3.”
Ashante: “I have no luck with these things.” Persephone: “Me either.”
Dania: “Come on Ash, stop stirring and pick one.”
Dania: “The quicker we play this game the quicker we get to eat. I’m starving and sitting by the food isn’t helping.”
Ashante: “Ok ok, keep your shirt on Dania.” Persephone: “Keep your cool Ash, no squabbles between you and Dania tonight.”
Eventually Dania had her turn, then Cindy…
Cindy: “Well I got number one.”
Zola: “Good for you, that’s the best number. After we all open the gifts you get to steal anyone.” Dania: “Luck devil.” Cindy: “Oh sweet!”
Zola: “After I pluck that last number you get first pickings.”
Zola got her number and Cindy then chose her gift.
Cindy: “I’ll just take this gift closest to me.”
Cindy: “Ohh it’s a very delicate glass tea set.”
Zola: “It would look lovely in my kitchen. He he he…”
Ashante: “Cindy don’t worry about Zola. I saw her buy that tea set. If she wanted one she would have bought two.”
Bianca: “While y’all banter about the tea set, I will take my gift.”
Bianca thinking: “I hope I get jewelry.”
Bianca scans the assortment of gifts and seeks out a small, modest sized one, which could possibly be a jewelry box.
However when she unfolded the tissue paper inside the box her disappointment could be felt in the room.
Bianca: “It’s a red leather clutch.” Bianca thinking: “And I have one already.”
Bianca: “Lovely clutch isn’t it? Feel free to steal it because I already own one.” Persephone: “Cut but I have one too. Hehehe.”
Bianca: “It even has a convenient handle.”
Bianca: “Lots of room inside.” Dania: “Thank goodness you are a doctor, ’cause you are a sad saleswoman. Hehehe.” Cindy: “Ha ha ha”
Franka: “Well I’ll pass on the clutch and the tea set…”
Franka: “… I’m going for that Louis Vuitton shopping bag calling my name.”
Franka: “Oh my oh my…”
Franka: “I’m sorta afraid to take it out.” Cindy: “Come on everyone is waiting.”
Franka: “TA DAAA!!!!”
Franka: “It’s a Louis Vuitton Graffiti Neverfull Bag circa 2009.” Cindy: “Gorgeous.”
Zola: “Treasure the seconds you have it in your possession.” Franka: “Thanks for the warning.”
Franka: “Maybe I can enjoy it a bit longer than that.” Dania: “Ahem.”
Dania: “Franka, come here.”
Dania: “I want the bag.”
Ignoring the command, Franka quickly returned to her seat with the bag, but Dania was not amused…
Dania: “Why did you go and sit down? Give me the bag.”
Franka: “Dania if you want it come and get it.”
In two steps Dania stood in front of Franka, with her hand outstretched for the bag.
Dania: “Here I am. Please hand it over.”
And she stood there motionless for a couple minutes, waiting for Franka to comply.
Franka: “You just couldn’t stand to see me enjoy the bag could you?” Dania: “It’s nothing like that. It’s my turn after you. I’m number 4.”
Ignoring Dania, Franka turns to Zola for support.
Franka: “Zola you know she’s been like this since kindergarten.”
Zola: “Sorry Franka, that’s the game. You have to give the bag to Dania.”
And so she did, very reluctantly…