“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.” –Thoreau

24 July 2009

Episode three.

INT. JOE’S APARTMENT – DAY

Joe is sitting at his desk, working industriously on a computer motherboard. He uses a host of specific tools and he works with extreme care.

In the background, we see Charlie sitting in a chair and watching him. She is bored. She is eating potato chips very loudly. She rattles the bag.

JOE
I know you’re there. You do not need to keep reminding me.

CHARLIE
What exactly are you doing?

JOE
Repairing my video card. These new models are very delicate.

CHARLIE
Oh my lord, you are like sleepin’ pills lately.

JOE
Your bad mood is hardly my fault.

CHARLIE
You see anybody else here actin’ all tedious?

JOE
Go away, Charlie.

CHARLIE
That ain’t friendly, you know—

JOE
Go away, Charlie.

CHARLIE
(pause)
I’m gonna go for a walk.

JOE
Good idea.