Writing with a pen or pencil on a piece of paper is becoming an infrequent activity, even for those who were once taught the rigorous rules of penmanship in grade school and hardly saw a day go by without jotting down a telephone number or a list of food items to buy at the market on the way home, and for that purpose carried with them something to write with and something to write on. In an emergency, lacking pen or notebook, they might even approach a complete stranger to ask for assistance.
This is a scene from a feature film, right? Like Fame but with Lightspeed Champion. Self pep talking Devonté goes on to win the competition - the twist is, his talent isn’t music or dancing - it’s fire juggling.