tunnel rat posted on April 26, 2010 23:02
INT. WIDECOUNTRY HEADQUARTERS – WEEKS LATER

               Rudy saunters across the spectacle that is WideCountry's I.T.
               department.  What was once 50 programmers now totals 100. 
               Many are shoulder to shoulder, crammed inside their veal
               pens.  Most are Indian.

               A giant LCD board keeps track like the old Times Square U.S.
               deficit marquee.

               It reads: LOANS ORIGINATED THIS QUARTER...4,876  TOTAL
               VALUE...$1,170,076,129



               EXT. WIDECOUNTRY HEADQUARTERS - MORNING

               Rudy pulls up in his beater pickup truck, parks, then walks
               to the entrance.  Suddenly, he sees Kevin Flanagan, his
               Marine buddy.  He looks terrible.

                                   RUDY
                         Holy shit, Flanagan!  What are you
                         doing here?

                                   FLANAGAN
                         Southie was a clusterfuck.  There's
                         a hiring freeze on "whitey" in the
                         fire department.

                                   RUDY
                         How long you been back, Devil Dog?

                                   FLANAGAN
                         Four months.

                                   RUDY
                         You doing alright?

                                   FLANAGAN
                         No.  But it looks like you are. 
                         How's your knee?

                                   RUDY
                         Not good, but you know that's the
                         price a patriot pays.
                             (beat)
                         Would've been worse if it wasn't
                         for you.  I'll never forget that.

               They hold on that memory for a long beat.

                                   FLANAGAN
                         I don't want to beg, man, but I
                         really need a job.

               Rudy wants to help.

                                   RUDY
                         I can get you in as a broker rep. 
                         They need lots of guys to process
                         these loans.

               Flanagan's spirits are boosted.

                                   FLANAGAN
                         Sounds easy compared to Fallujah,
                         Devil Dog!

                                   RUDY
                         Yeah, it is.  Come back at lunch
                         and I'll get things going.

                                   FLANAGAN
                         Thanks, Rudy.  I owe you, man.

                                   RUDY
                         No, you don't.

               And they shake hands.



               INT. & EXT. MONTAGE - VARIOUS TIMES

               We follow Rudy in a flurry of activity...

               * Rudy high-fives Flanagan after he exits his interview. 
               He's been hired thanks to Rudy...

               * Staff meetings drone on with Mitch and his PowerPoint
               presentations...

               * Rudy and Lazlo are about to walk into a McDonalds, but then
               Rudy steers Lazlo into a sports bar a few doors down. 
               Moments later, they enjoy a nice meal and Busch beers as they
               watch Mexican wrestling on the big screen TV.

               * The clock shows us Rudy's late nights and early mornings as
               he slaves away on the Peak Framework project...

               * Rudy and Carina enjoy a bottle of wine and then a romp on
               the beach...

               * Rudy huddles over a monitor explaining technical issues
               with team members...

               * Exhausted Rudy finds Lazlo asleep on his Lazy Boy...

               * Sammy unveils WideCountry's Super Bowl ad at a company
               gathering.  He's very proud and everyone cheers it...

               * Carina and Rudy dance at the party, falling in love...



               EXT. FLETCHER JONES MERCEDES LOT - DAY

               Rudy and Carina circle the lot and settle on a gleaming black
               CLK500 Mercedes convertible.  She loves it, except for the
               black interior.



               EXT. LAGUNA BEACH - HOURS LATER

               Rudy and Carina SPEED down a winding stretch of PCH in a
               CLK500 Mercedes convertible, now with tan interior.



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