INT. COMPUTER LAB -- DAY

Talky and his manager meet to do Talky’s performance review. The manager is very happy to have Talky on his team. He tells him how he appreciates Talky taking ownership of the lab especially after his previous supervisor unexpectedly left due to last year’s ‘time to cut the grass’ mass layoffs of old employees at the company.

The manager gives Talky a copy of his review letter then walks out of the lab. Talky reads the letter.

TALKY

I can’t believe it. He gives me a -0.098 percent raise. Is that even possible?

Suddenly a mysterious woman appears.

WOMAN

Hi Talky.

TALKY

Who are you?

WOMAN

That’s doesn’t really matter. It’s you that I’m here for.

TALKY

Well, whoever you are quit standing inside the fire extinguisher tape.

WOMAN

Sorry.

Mystery woman steps away from the tape.

WOMAN

Can you stop by here tomorrow exactly the same time?

TALKY

Sure. Why?

WOMAN

I’ll get you that raise and promotion you deserve.

TALKY

Can you do that?

WOMAN

Just be here tomorrow, OK?

TALKY

Yes.

INT. COMPUTER LAB -- NEXT DAY

Talky eagerly shows up on time. His manager walks in just like before and says the same thing. He gives Talky his review letter and walks out. This time Talky’s hands are shaking as he starts to read it.

TALKY

Yay ... promoted with a 20 percent salary bump!

Suddenly there is a huge explosion. The lab is engulfed in flames. Then another explosion and another and another and ...

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