tunnel rat posted on April 27, 2010 10:25
 INT. WIDECOUNTRY HEADQUARTERS - DAY 

               Rudy cracks his knuckles at his desk and stares at the
               computer monitor.  He's obviously frustrated.  In BG, Ashish
               fervently talks on the phone as he types on his keyboard.

                                   ASHISH (IN HINDI, SUBTITLED)
                         Yes, I will get the loan approved,
                         don't worry about the down payment.

               Ashish hangs up and looks around to see if anyone was
               listening.  Rudy was, but he didn't understand a word of it. 
               Rudy snaps at him.

                                   RUDY
                         Did you write this workflow app?!

                                   ASHISH
                         I think.

                                   RUDY
                         That's a lot of ugly code.  I can
                         barely read it.  And all these
                         comments, what language is this?

                                   ASHISH
                         Hindi.

                                   RUDY
                         Hindi?  Use English from now on.  I
                         can't read this.

               Ashish sits there, stone-faced.  Rudy isn't even sure that
               Ashish understood him.

                                   ASHISH
                         Why are you bothering me?

               Rudy calms down a moment, then tries to bond with him.

                                   RUDY
                         You wanna go get a burger?

               Ashish shoots down the invitation.

                                   ASHISH
                         No.  I'm vegetarian.



               INT. MITCH'S OFFICE - MOMENTS LATER

               Rudy barges into Mitch's office unannounced.

                                   RUDY
                         Ashish doesn't know what the fuck
                         he's doing.

                                   MITCH
                         Ashish has a Master's in Comp Sci
                         from the best tech institute in
                         India...CIT.

                                   RUDY
                         CIT?

                                   MITCH
                         Calcutta Institute of Technology.

                                   RUDY
                         But he's a Java programmer and
                         we're a Dot-Net shop.

                                   MITCH
                         With that education, I'm sure he
                         can pick up anything in no time!  
                         We're lucky he works here.

               Mitch becomes very agitated.

                                   MITCH
                         Do you know how much a local senior
                         developer with a Master's degree
                         costs?  And they're all slackers
                         and potheads with attitude.
                             (beat)
                         Ashish is nice and works hard, just
                         like the other Indians.   I love
                         having them around.

                                   RUDY
                         Ashish can barely code!  Maybe you
                         should move him to QA.

                                   MITCH
                         Do you have a Master's, Rudy?

               Getting nowhere, Rudy storms out...



               INT. WIDECOUNTRY HEADQUARTERS – SAME

               And runs into Clipper.



               EXT. WIDECOUNTRY HEADQUARTERS ROOF - MOMENTS LATER

               Rudy and Clipper share a smoke and check out the 360 degree
               view of the Pacific Ocean, mountains, the Spectrum, and John
               Wayne Airport.  Jets land and depart less a few blocks away.

                                   CLIPPER
                         Is that web service gonna be ready
                         in time for the next release?

                                   RUDY
                         Pretty much done.  Just gotta
                         refactor and add some interfaces
                         and documenting.

                                   CLIPPER
                         I wouldn't bother with all that
                         gold-plating.  Ashish and his boys
                         will botch the roll-out.  They do
                         it all the time.

                                   RUDY
                         Yeah, I've had ten all-nighters
                         this month just to finish the new
                         build.
                             (beat)
                         And half the work is fixing their
                         spaghetti!

                                   CLIPPER
                         It's fuckin' death march.  Peak
                         Framework is Freak Painwork...a
                         stinking pile of shit.

                                   RUDY
                         Do you think it'll go live in time?

                                   CLIPPER
                         Hell no!  That bitch, uh, I mean
                         Mitch doesn't know shit.

                                   RUDY
                         You're so right.  And I just tried
                         to let him know that Ashish is a
                         total waste of space, but he didn't
                         want to hear it.

                                   CLIPPER
                         Oh man, don't fuck with Ashish.  I
                         think he's got something on bitch.

                                   RUDY
                         What do you mean?

                                   CLIPPER
                         When I started here, there were
                         about a dozen programmers on the
                         team, half of 'em white guys like
                         us.  Now we're the only one's left
                         and the team is triple the size. 
                         Something's up.

               Rudy takes a long drag on his cigarette and thinks about it.

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