When Rosa Parks Met Mike Tyson


Int. A crowded Bus.

ROSA is sitting on a bus midway down when TYSON enters. He walks over to where she is sitting and confronts her.

TYSON: You seem to be sitting in my seat. Please stop doing what you are doing in my seat.
ROSA: I’m sorry. I wasn’t aware that these seats had reservations, but I am very tired.
TYSON: You don’t understand, I take this bus home every day. Every day, this is my seat. You are preventing my every day from happening.
ROSA: I appreciate that, but my only concern is getting home after a hard days’ work.
TYSON: I don’t care if you have had a hard day. Everyday is a hard for me because I am don’t ever sleep. If I am not punching something it’s because I am thinking about the next thing I am going to punch. I have no time for sleep.
ROSA: If you are trying to intimidate me, you will unfortunately not succeed. You see, I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. Knowing what must be done does away with fear. I must remain in this seat.
TYSON: Intimidate you,? No. I don’t try to intimidate anybody. I intimidate people by hitting them.
ROSA: Even if you hit me, I cannot leave this seat. It would be wrong of me to vacate this seat for you. Each person must live their life as a role model for others. If I give you this seat, I am telling others to back away from what is right.
TYSON: By this point in a conversation I would usually be biting someone. But I can’t bite a frail, woman like you. So I will bite the person next to you.

TYSON bites that man sitting next to ROSA, right on the nose. He screams in pain, gets up and runs off the bus clutching his nose.

ROSA: What have you done? You are a vile man. A man without integrity or a soul.
TYSON: I don’t believe in having a soul. I’m a Muslim, but I think Jesus would have a drink with me. He would be cool. He would talk to me.
ROSA: You know nothing about Faith. You are not a man of any God. You’re not a even a human being.
TYSON: Thank you, someone who knows exactly what they are talking about. I am not human. That’s why It’s ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm… You know what with all this talking, I’ve reached my bus stop. Thank you for you conversation. I will remember it for the next time I am taking a long time on the toilet.

TYSON walks away and get’s off the Bus. ROSA is still shaken by what she has witnessed. In that moment, another man comes over and gently puts his hand on her shoulder she looks up at the towering figure.

LENNOX LEWIS: That was a bad man right there. But don’t worry, at some point in the future I am going to fight him in middle of the Pyramid Stadium in Memphis. The fight will last as long as I allow it to last, and then I will knock him out.
ROSA: Not that I condone violence in any way…

ROSA looks around to see if anyone can hear her.

ROSA: But I hope you punch 50 shades of shit out of that turd heap.

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