Silver Spoons

Saturday, September 18, 2004

All in a Day’s Work

Chief : Ok, Figlio Perduto, your script is ready…
Figlio Perduto : Oh, thank you, Chief… (Finally)…


~ Run to Room A ~
Figlio Perduto : Queen Latifah, can I use the printer?
Queen Latifah : Sure, take it. Stephen King has finished using it…
Figlio Perduto : (Wouldn’t it be better if each of us have our own printer?)… Thanks!


~ Lug the printer and run back to own room ~
~ Fit the printer port to computer and prepare to print ~
Figlio Perduto : (Finally)…
~ Sit in a chair and prepare to rest ~
Printer : Error in printing… Please abort… Error in printing… Please abort…

~ Stand up and check the connection ~
~ Nothing’s wrong ~
Figlio Perduto : (What the heck is the problem?)
~ Display the bored look ~
Loudspeaker : I don’t think that computer can print…
Chief : Ya, I think you better use another computer…
Figlio Perduto : Oh, ok… (Why don't tell you me next week?)

~ Save a copy of the script in a floppy disk and run over to Room A again, and lugging the printer along this time ~
Queen Latifah : Oh, finished using it already? So fast?
Figlio Perduto : Something’s wrong with my computer… I cannot print over there… Have to use Cookie Monster’s computer…
Queen Latifah : Ok…

~ Switch on Cookie Monster’s computer, insert the floppy disk, connect the printer, save the file into the computer, open the file and press PRINT ~
~ The printer churns out a few pieces of printed papers ~
Figlio Perduto : Ha, at last… (Smiles)…

~ After a few pages, the printer goes bonkers, drags a stack of papers across the roller and gets jammed ~
Figlio Perduto : (Oh god! What’s happening this time?) David the Great, can you help me?
David the Great : Just pull out the papers… (Lifts the printer cover and yanks the papers out) Ayo, why are you so greedy? Put the papers one by one…
Figlio Perduto : Oops, sorry… (By the time I finish, it should be the dawn of a new century)…
~ The printer starts churning out papers again ~

~ After a few papers, it stops ~
Figlio Perduto : (What’s the matter again this time?)
David the Great : (Looks over)… Are the three lights blinking?
Figlio Perduto : (Checks the printer)… Yes…
David the Great : Disconnect the printer’s power plug and connect it again…

~ The printer’s power plug is connected to an adaptor which is shared by the motherboard’s power plug ~
Figlio Perduto : (Pray I don’t get electrocuted, people!)
~ Reconnect the printer’s power plug without switching off the power, and without electrocuting myself for that matter ~
Figlio Perduto : Ok, it’s moving again! (Sighs with relief)…

~ One hour later ~
Figlio Perduto : Art Director, here’s the script.
Art Director : Oh, is this the original copy? Can you photocopy another set for me? The photocopier is over there… (Points to the photocopier across Room B)…
Figlio Perduto : (Is photocopying in the job description?)… Ok…

~ Run to the photocopier, stop halfway, run back ~
Figlio Perduto : Do you want me to photocopy on both sides of the paper or just one side? Can you teach me how to do double-sided photocopying? (Sorry, I am photocopier-illiterate)
Art Director : (Glares)… We are using recycled paper for photocopying. There’s only one side for you to photocopy…
Figlio Perduto : (Mute aka keep quiet)…
Art Director : But, you can use new papers if the recycled ones are finished. Normally, I just photocopy on one side. Double-sided photocopying is so troublesome…
Figlio Perduto : Oh, ok… (Do you know double-sided photocopying, by the way? The hell about saving costs then…)

~ Run to the photocopier again ~
~ Switch on the photocopier and prepare to photocopy ~
~ Titit, titit, OUT OF PAPER ~
~ Check the ream of spare papers, EMPTY ~
Figlio Perduto : (Whenever in need of stationery, look for Storekeeper)…

~ Run to look for Storekeeper ~
Figlio Perduto : Storekeeper, we ran out of papers for photocopying…
Storekeeper : Oh, I don’t keep papers with me…
Figlio Perduto : (I thought Storekeeper provides everything? From pencils to printer cartridges? Oh sorry, no pencils is provided in the office, they just have pens)…
Storekeeper : Can you go over to the main office to get it? (Grins)
Figlio Perduto : (What??!!! I have to go down the stairs, walk across the road, climb up another three flights of stairs, take the paper, climb down the three flights of stairs, walk across the road and go up the stairs again? Oh, boy…)
Fliglio Perduto : Alright… (Can I say no?)

~ Do actions as mentioned above ~
~ Sweating heavily, load paper into the photocopier ~
Figlio Perduto : (Finally, again)…

~ 30 minutes later ~
Figlio Perduto : Here, this is the copy…
Art Director : Thanks, when can I have the second script?

~ THE END ~

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