I am doing a dialogue exercise recently used by Roderick Robinson in a post at his blog, Tone Deaf.
Suzanne is a healthcare technician in a medical clinic. Her patient is a middle-aged man named Joe.
Joe: I can take off this mask for the test, right?
Suzanne: No, our faces will be about 15 inches apart. You have to keep the mask on while in the clinic. Those are the rules.
Joe: Seriously, SUZANNE? You're kidding, right?
Suzanne: (Not looking at him, setting up the machine) I don't kid.
Joe: This mask is uncomfortable.
Suzanne: I know it's uncomfortable. I've been wearing my mask and a face shield at least 40 hours a week for nearly a year now.
Joe: (Getting angry) It's really uncomfortable!
Suzanne: This is to protect us both. Please try to relax and you will be able to get through this. It won't take long.
Joe: (Grumbles and lays down, pulling his mask under his nose.)
Suzanne: Sir, pull your mask up over your nose. If you don't, I can't to do this procedure.
Joe: I can't believe this! (He pulls the mask up over his nose)