Shortest video I did.
Duration: Up to 60 seconds
Narration: Are you tired of one end of your drawstrings getting pulled into its hole, when you wash your basketball shorts? Well, I was, until I stumbled upon this simple solution.
Action: A guy ties the drawstrings into a bow and throws it into the washer.
Placement text: 30 minutes later.
Action: The guy dangles the drenched basketball shorts with the bow still intact.
Narration: So say goodbye to the carpal tunnel you get from doing this for 30 minutes.
Action: The guy pushing the drawstrings back towards the hole by hand.
Dialogue: Ahhh …. shhhh ….
Narration: Yeah, you’re welcome!
INT. TEMP OFFICE/PROSPECT HOME – DAY
Yeah, I’m calling to check the status of my drug test and Staples application.
Well, you passed the drug test, but you didn’t do so well on the Staples personality test.
How many did I miss?
They don’t tell us. The results just come back approved or denied.
Can I re-take it?
You have to wait 6 months to apply again, but we can help you find work with other companies in the mean-time.
Long as they don’t require you to take some silly personality test. That’s my third one I failed. What in the world are they looking for?
We don’t know ourselves; test is full of trick questions.
Flashback to 4 days ago when Staples was reviewing the prospect’s test.
INT. STAPLES HQ – DAY
What’s wrong, Johnson?
Well, I’m going over this applicant’s personality test. He answered all the questions how we wanted, except for one.
It’s probably one that doesn’t matter. What was the question?
“How important is it for you to have time outside of work?” The choices were “not important,” “somewhat important,” “important,” and “very important.” He chose, umm, THAT one.
What did you say?! You wait a got-damn minute, Johnson! Slow down! That son of a bitch thinks having a life outside of work is VERY important?!?!?!
(smacks red button) DENIED!!!!!!!
Hey, what’s with the towel?
Oh, yeah, watch the men’s restroom door. Make sure no one comes in for the next 30, 35 minutes. I need to take a quick wash-up.
Yeah, sure thing, bud’.
FADE TO BLACK
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