Wobbly (adj.) (of a person or their legs)

Kate sits on a big, inflatable exercise ball center stage. She shifts occasionally to stay on the ball. To her left is a table with a glass of water on it. The table is quite a stretch for her to reach.

Kate: I don’t like being here.

Kate sits on the exercise ball.

Kate: It’s boring. And irritating. And I don’t like how it feels. It’s hard to do anything more than just be here.

I’m going to do something.

Kate bounces slightly up and down on the ball. She starts to slide off the middle and lose balance. She stops bouncing and rights herself on the ball.

Kate: That didn’t go well. But the discomfort of being here is enough to make me want to keep trying to do something, so I don’t have to just be here.

Kate crosses her leg and rests her ankle on her knee. She struggles to maintain her balance on the ball, eventually uncrossing her leg. She rights herself on the ball.

Kate: That also didn’t go well. Now I’ll try to accomplish something way too ambitious.

Kate leans way to the left on the ball towards the table. She strains to stay on the ball and reach the glass of water. If she reaches the glass, she will likely fall off the ball. If she stays on the ball, she’ll likely knock over the glass. If she manages to get the glass while staying on the ball, she takes a sip of the water, and then strains again to put the glass back on the table.

Kate eventually rights herself on the ball.

Kate: Well, that was exhausting.

Kate sits on the exercise ball.

Kate: I don’t like being here.

Curtain.

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