Friday, January 22, 2010

Scene 1

INT. EVERYTHING ORGANIC GROCERY STORE - DAY
CHRIS stocks a shelf, frustrated. He searches for the
beans shelf.

CHRIS
Beans? Beans?

He looks at the can he holds. It's not beans.

CHRIS
Peas. Organic canned peas?

Chris searches for the peas shelf, becomes increasingly
frustrated. Finally, he puts the can back in the
box, hides the box behind a nearby display and leaves.
IZARRA, his coworker, retrieves the box and begins placing
the cans in the correct place.

INT. JUTTA'S OFFICE - DAY
JUTTA reviews documents at her desk in a large corner
office.

JUTTA
Why is everyone incompetent?

INT. EVERYTHING ORGANIC GROCERY STORE - DAY
Chris puts together a pyramid display of bottles of organic
chocolate sauce. Izarra watches with a smile.

STORE EMPLOYEE
You're going to Germany to meet
her mother? Ready for that?

Izarra becomes disappointed as she overhears.
CHRIS
Have to be.

As Chris places the last bottle at the top of the pyramid, it
comes crashing to the ground. Store Employee hastily leaves.

BOSS (O.S.)
Chris!

INT. JUTTA'S OFFICE - DAY
Jutta rushes through a full office floor with BOB following
three steps behind. As Jutta enters her office, she snaps her
fingers and points over her shoulder to a table as she
continues to her desk. Bob places a stack of presentations
on the table and stands at attention. Jutta goes to work,
then becomes irritated that Bob is still there.

JUTTA
You can go.

BOB
Yes, Ms. Knobloch.

INT. EVERYTHING ORGANIC GROCERY STORE - DAY
Chris mops up the chocolate mess. A heavy set female Shopper
flies around the corner with a shopping cart, slips. The cart
goes flying, and the Shopper falls in the chocolate.

INT. JUTTA'S OFFICE - DAY
Jutta leaves her office and strides toward three employees in
a row. All three look frightened and bury their faces in
their work. Without pausing, Jutta whisks past the three,
dropping a document on each desk while giving harsh feedback.

JUTTA
(to Employee One)
Market's getting tougher. I need
stronger work.
(to Employee Two)
Sloppy.
(to Employee Three)
And I question why we ever hired
you.

INT. EVERYTHING ORGANIC GROCERY STORE - DAY
Chris tries to help the Shopper up, slips and falls. Both are
a chocolate mess. Chris's BOSS looks on disapprovingly.

INT. JUTTA'S OFFICE - DAY
Jutta works at her computer. Bob places several files on her
desk. She maintains focus on the computer.

JUTTA
I'll look them over on the plane
tomorrow and call from Germany.

BOB
Thank you.

JUTTA
If you forgot anything,
you'll be disciplined.

Bob has difficulty hiding his enjoyment, excuses himself in
military style and exits.

INT. EVERYTHING ORGANIC GROCERY STORE - BOSS'S OFFICE - DAY
Chris stands in front of the BOSS's desk.

BOSS
Chris, I know how much you wanted
this promotion, but you're not
ready to be assistant manager.

INT. EVERYTHING ORGANIC - OUTSIDE BOSS'S OFFICE - DAY
Izarra watches as Chris exits the Boss's office dejected. She
takes a picture of Chris with her cell phone, admires the
picture, which includes an image of her thumb.

INT. JUTTA'S OFFICE - DAY
Jutta storms out of the office. Employees appear relieved
after her exit and begin to talk.

BOB
Shhhhhhhhhh!

EXT. LA CITY STREET - NIGHT
Chris drives home in a beat up old car.

EXT. DIFFERENT LA CITY STREET - NIGHT
A chauffeur drives Jutta home in elegance. She reviews
documents. The traffic irritates her.

4 comments:

  1. Opposites attract right???????

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  2. Really funny! Adorable characters. Makes me want to visit this world. :-)

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