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[Mark is in an office, typing. Dave comes in and sits down.]
- Mark- Mr. Torrey
- Dave- Mr. Jones
- Scott- Husband
- Kevin- Wife
Mark: Ah! Mr. Jones!
Dave: Hi Mr.......(looks at Mark's name plaque on his desk).......Torrey!
Mark: Yes. Exactly. Have a seat.
Dave: Thank you.
Mark: So what can we do for you today?
Dave: I'm looking for a loan.
Mark: Ah! And what would this be for?
Dave: I have a revolutionary idea for a new restaurant.
Mark: Let's hear all about it.
Dave: Let me ask you this, Mr. Torrey. Where can you go in town to get a really fine boiled potato?
Mark: A boiled potato?
Dave: Yes. I mean a lot of restaurants offer you french fries or home fries or even a baked potato but where can you go to get a really fine boiled potato?
Mark: Well I'm sure there must be places that serve a boiled potato.
Dave: Oh certainly there may be a handful of places that offer the opportunity to experience an inferior version of the boiled potato but I'm talking about a restaurant that specializes in the boiled potato and only the boiled potato.
Mark: So you would only serve boiled potatoes?
Dave: No, we would also serve a very fine potato broth.
Mark: Do you mean like a potato soup, some sort-
Dave: No! A potato broth. It is the water in which the potato was boiled.
Mark: Ok, Mr. Jones. I really don't think our bank-
Dave: Please don't rely on my word alone. What about the testimony of two passersby?
[Scott and Kevin are standing in the doorway. They are obviously part of Dave's plan to get a loan]
Mark: (noticing Scott and Kevin) Uh, uh, excuse me?
Scott: Gee, honey. That was some great boiled potato.
Kevin: Oh sure, home cooked, but someday I'd like to dress up nice and go out and have a boiled potato.
Scott: (dramatically) Maybe someday........Maybe someday.
[Scott and Kevin leave]
Dave: You see! the public is clamoring for this idea!
Mark: Mr. Jones, I'm busy. Would you get out, please?
Dave: Oh, Ok. (he starts to get up, then sits back down) Although I do- I do have another idea but it's not so good.
Mark: (sarcastically) Oh, oh really. What would that be?
Dave: Well, it's crack. Yeah, it's a smokable form of cocaine that appeals to a larger segment of the population.
Mark: I know what crack is, Mr. Jones.
Dave: Terrific. Well I already have a large distribution team in place. All I need is a start up investment and uh-
Mark: Ok. I'm in.
Mark: Well, I know, crack's great.
Dave: You'll help me sell my crack!
[Scott and Kevin reenter]
Scott: Sorry about the bad crack, honey. I just don't know how to cook it right.
Kevin: Maybe someday a large distribution team will-
Dave: Don't worry about it. He's in!
Kevin and Scott: Oh, great!
Mark: Just sign here...