The Importance Of Being Ernesto
Well, how discouraging. It is at this point in the farce that Algernon/Ernesto is supposed to make excuses as to why he cannot possibly visit Tulum this week, i.e. that he has an invalid friend named Bunbury in the country, whom he must now visit, because he, the friend, is doing so poorly, etc etc. Ernesto/Algernon has apparently abandoned the script and is now ad libbing to potentially disastrous effect. Those who know the script, though not surprised, are shaking their heads in disbelief or are angered. Why, they want to know, is Ernesto taking these liberties? Why this course?
I remain hopeful that Ernesto will soon turn right. Yes, turn right in the next few days and avoid my house and its house party. But I confess: I am slightly disconcerted about the map.