Thing-A-Day #167 - Maniacally Sabotaging Competition in Business
Scene 6 of “Aemilia Jones, SERIOUS business woMAN EXTRAORDIE!!”, cowritten with Emily.
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[The scene opens on Magnus in his den. He’s sitting in a luxurious chair, sipping tea by a fire. He puts down the tea on a small table with a cell phone on it, and the camera shows him go over to a bookshelf. Along the shelf are many books, each with a spine showing a title. Each titles starts with “Maniacally Sabotaging Competition in”, and ending with things like “Education” and “Gardening”. He takes out a book and sits down with it. The camera zooms in on the book he is reading, “Maniacally Sabotaging Competition in Business”. He starts sipping his tea while reading, when the phone rings. He puts down the tea and book and picks up the phone.]
thing a day #18 for 10/19/14
[Shots of Aemilia and Johnson making last minute preparations to a powerpoint]
Aemilia: Okay, one last gif in there at the end right there… and… I think it’s ready for this meeting.
Johnson: Are sure the client is going to like this? It’s kind of risky.
Aemilia: Well, when isn’t anything risky? Trust me on this. My methods have gotten us this far and it’s worked out well. Why shouldn’t it now?
Johnson: Yeah. I guess you right. I’m still trying to get use to your methods.
Aemilia: Well that’s fine they are quite different from your to the book way of thinking.
Johnson: Well, we’re all set up and have plenty of time till our presentation; want to go and get something quick to eat?
Aemilia: Sure, sounds like a plan.
[Aemilia and Johnson exit room and soon after Magnus enters in a maniacal fashion and messes with the laptop for a bit till business people soon enter the room and he exits. Business people sit down prepared to see a presentation. Aemilia and Johnson soon enter the room]
Aemilia:(Directed towards Johnson) So you ready?
Johnson: Yeah, as ready as I’ll ever be.
Aemilia: Okay. I’ll start us off then. (Talking towards the group of business people) Hello! I’m Aemilia Jones! I prefer to be referred to as just Aemilia though.
Johnson: I am Johnson; and we are here to talk business with you all today. Now we have put together a powerpoint for you all today. (tries to bring up powerpoint but only get the screen saying that the laptop has been deleted) Uh… Aemilia? Could you come here a second?
Aemilia: Sure. What’s up?
Johnson: Well I’m pretty sure we had some kind of data on here before we left.
Aemilia: We I can agree with you on that. The laptop definitely was not deleted before we left.
Johnson: Well, what are we going to do about this we have no presentation now?
Aemilia: Johnson where’s my briefcase?
Johnson:(grabs briefcase)Right over here. Why?
Aemilia: Because if I have what I think I have in here I may have a solution. (Searches through case till she pulls out a big folded up business card and colorful markers) Here we go! Now we might not be able to entertain them with gifs and a colorful powerpoint but we can draw our presentation for them!
Johnson: Are you sure about this?
Aemilia: Nope but it’s the best idea we’ve got and that’s the fun in this job you can never be sure what will work. We’re always learning. Now grab a marker Johnson and let’s do this.
Johnson:(grabs marker that she hands towards him) Alright, let’s do this then.
[In a montage like fashion they then get through their presentation drawing their power point on the back of the over sized card]
Johnson: And thus concludes our presentation. Any questions or comments before the verdict is given on whether you want us or not?
Businessman #3: Well, first off that was quie an unexpected style of presenting…
Johnson: Well I can explain ya see…
Businessman #3: No need I think I can say for us all that this has be one of the most entertaining and creative presentation we have ever seen. And the fact that you’re not just telling us what you plan to do but show us right as you’re explaining really making sure when understand it all. It’s brilliant. We love the idea and want to use it. (shakes Johnson and Aemilia’s hands) It’s a pleasure working with you two and we’ll certainly come back to you with more projects.
[business people leave the room well Aemilia starts to pack up and Johnson is still incapable of understanding how that all worked out]
Johnson: We did it! We actually did it! I can’t believe that worked out!
Aemilia: I know! Isn’t it great? And wasn’t that fun?
Johnson: It was. Now let’s get out of here I’m ready for a break.