A movie scene in real life: “I’m taking a survey…”

INT. TOM’S WORKPLACE, 5:00 PM

TOM SLINGS ON HIS MESSENGER BAG AND BEGINS TO LEAVE HIS CUBICLE, BUT ABRUPTLY CHANGES HIS MIND AND DIVERTS HIMSELF INTO HIS BOSS’S OFFICE.

TOM

Got 30 seconds? I’m taking a survey.

KRIS LOOKS UP FROM HER WORK, PUZZLED.

KRIS

Sure!

TOM

Imagine I’m a character in a TV show or a movie. Knowing what you know about me – my likes and dislikes, my work performance, what I’m good at and what I’m bad at – knowing all of that, what would this character do for a living?

KRIS

Obviously, he’d be working right there.

KRIS POINTS TO TOM’S CUBICLE.

TOM

So…he’d be a data analyst at a health care foundation. Well, that makes it easy.

TOM STARES SIDEWAYS AT KRIS.

TOM

This is going to take more than 30 seconds, isn’t it.

KRIS

Heeeee’d…be doing something more involved with people. More than what you do over there in front of that computer. You are truly excellent when it comes to people.

TOM AND KRIS STUDY EACH OTHER FOR A FEW MOMENTS.

KRIS

We should probably talk some more about this, soon, huh.

TOM

Yeah, yeah we should.

TOM LEAVES THE OFFICE FLOATING AN INCH ABOVE THE GROUND.

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~ by TGV on May 28, 2008.

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