Selling Stools

INT. OFFICE – DAY

A modern office inside one of the higher floors of a inner city skyscraper bustles with the daily activities of business. At one of the desks a man (CHARLIE, 25) and a woman (JEN, 26) sit crowded around a computer. On the screen is an e-bay page.

CHARLIE
Alright, so I’ve attached the photos. Do you think they’re good? Do they make the stools look… stylish?

Jen looks at the screen, the attached photo is of two plain, used, wooden bar stools.

JEN
(uninterested)
Yeah, sure, super stylish.

CHARLIE
What about sexy? I was going for a sexy thing.

JEN
Sexy?

CHARLIE
Yeah.

JEN
They’re bar stools.

CHARLIE
I know.

JEN
(sighs)
Yeah, fine, they look sexy. Now can we hurry this up? If Ian catches us not working again he’s going to lose it, and I do not want that to happen.

CHARLIE
No, don’t worry, this will be super quick, then we’ll, you know, work or whatever.

JEN
Work or whatever? I hate you.

CHARLIE
That insult just cost you your precious time.

JEN
You’re right, keep going.

CHARLIE
I don’t know what to do. You’re telling me how to do this?

JEN
Just look at the screen! What does it say?

CHARLIE
Enter a description.

Charlie looks at Jen, expectant.

JEN
ENTER A DESCRIPTION! How hard is it! Gees.

Charlie puts his hands over the keyboard, then hesitates.

JEN (CONT’D)
What are you waiting for! Write something!

CHARLIE
I’m just trying to think of the sexiest way to describe them.

JEN
What is it with you and sexy? Stools aren’t sexy.

CHARLIE
You said they were!

JEN
Just write.

Charlie types a description. Jen reads it.

JEN (CONT’D)
Really? Sensual?

CHARLIE
I still believe these stools are sexy.

JEN
Okay, just hurry. Click finish.

Charlie clicks.

CHARLIE
Okay. Now what?

JEN
Now nothing. You just have to wait.

CHARLIE
Wait? That’s a let down. I was getting excited.

JEN
Sorry Charlie, but that’s the way it works. It takes a while to sell anything.

The computer dings.

CHARLIE
It dinged! Is a ding a good thing?

Jen looks down at the computer.

JEN
Oh wow, you sold it already! That was so quick.

CHARLIE
Yes! I told you those stools were sexy. That was awesome! I’m going to be rich! I need to buy more stuff to sell!

JEN
What? No, that’s not how-

IAN
Ehmmm.

Jen and Charlie turn around to see their boss, IAN (42), standing over them.

IAN (CONT’D)
Are those your stools?

CHARLIE
Ummm, yes.

IAN
They’re sexy.

CHARLIE
Thank you.

Ian looks from Charlie to Jen.

IAN
I need to see both of you in my office, ten minutes.

Ian walks off. Jan is horrified, Charlie is ecstatic.

CHARLIE
He thinks my stools are sexy!

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