Piper is sitting on a bench by Lassiter's Lake.
PIPER: Hey g-
There is a quack, and Piper looks round.
PIPER: I swear I saw a duck.
She looks suspicious.
PIPER: OK, if you saw a duck, rewind it, cos I heard something! Apparently, there's a phobia and it's, like, a phobia of having a duck constantly watch you...I know it sounds really weird, I was like, what?...Someone told me and then I *got* it. Now, I'm passing the fear on to all of you! Anyway...
She pauses and recoils from an imaginary duck.
PIPER: This is why I stay indoors!
Caption: PIPE UP (with a quack)
PIPER: Hey guys, it's Piper, let's talk about awkward conversations. You know the ones. When you have to talk to your best friend and tell her that...he's just not that in to you. Or, the old chestnut with your dad...when he reveals to you that you've got a long- lost sister that nobody knew about.
She comes up close to the camera and waves.
PIPER: Hi, Paige!
She sits back down.
I've certainly reached my quota for awkward conversations...for my entire life! But hey, that didn't stop me from voluntarily sharing something really personal...with my mum! And now the wider YouTube community! Um...I was kind of...regretting something. And...yeah, talking to my mum about it weirdly enough kind of make everything seem like it was going to be OK. Um...I don't know!
PIPER: I guess my parents *do* that. Weird. It was a really close call, though, I was certain she was going to take away my camera but she didn't...now I can still bedazzle you with my brilliance!
She grins into the camera.
PIPER: Sorry! Sorry, that was weird. 'Bedazzle'...weird choice of word! Don't know where that came from! Sorry! I was just, like possessed by a...fifties lounge singer!
She clicks her fingers rhythmically.
PIPER: This is...not lounge! 'Bedazzled'...it's a good word! I wonder what it means. It is Fifties, right? Bedazzled, bedazzled, bedazzled...I feel like I'm saying it too many times now, it doesn't sound like a word! You know when that happens? When you say a word too many times? And you're like 'Scissors, scissors, scissors, scissors' and then you're like, 'Scis- sors?' Am I saying it right? Is it the right context? What does it mean? Is it even an English word? Am I English? Am I speaking English? That just happened to me!
She tails off.
PIPER: So, you're probably wondering why my mum dished out no punishment...but I won't. It was just pretty standard teenage stuff...I told my mum that I would be spending the night at one place, and I didn't. And she found out. I know, I know, I'm a walking cliche! You guys are probably expecting me to say that I did it all to see a boy. And, you'd be right!
PIPER: I am, like, the epitome of a teenager! But hey, if you're going to be a cliche, commit!
She looks mock- serious.
PIPER: So, yeah, that's why my mum got mad at me. To be fair, she wasn't *that* mad, like she didn't yell at me. Cos normally, she's, like, 'I don't care what I did at your age, Piper Willis! You are not leaving this house! Give me your phone! Give me your car keys! Clean up your cat's poo! It's everywhere! Blah- la- la- la- la! I don't have time for you, Piper! I'm too busy texting my secret boyfriend about ladybirds!' Whatever.
A duck quacks in the background and Piper hears it and looks suspicious again.
PIPER: OK, guys, that's all from me this week, I think I'm just going to leave it there because I already feel like I've said too much!
She gets up and starts to walk across the park.
PIPER: Comment down below, any...awkward conversations that you guys...here we go, comment down below the most awkward conversation that you've ever had with your mum, and I guarantee that I'll read it, and I might even read it out loud because...hey, I'm going to be doing a *lot* more of these videos because it's *me* and I should just start a playlist now about awkward life encounters and stuff. Anyway guys-
At that moment, she looks down in alarm and the camera shakes. Loud quacking is heard.
PIPER: Argh! That was a duck! See? Real! Anyway, guys, bon voyage, I'm going to go this way because I'm scared of the duck!