Work Flow Episode One: First Impression

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Submitted: November 06, 2017

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THE SCREEN IS BLACK.

AN ALARM CLOCK GOES OFF.

We pop open instantly to SYDNEY, a twenty something bright eyed woman, smiling from ear to ear like it's Christmas morning.

CUT TO:

INT. BATHROOM - MORNING

Sydney (20's), gives her self a pep talk desperately trying to pump herself up.

SYDNEY

You got this.

CUT TO:

Ext. hallway/bathroom - continuous

Sydney hurries out of the bathroom immediately running into SAM, causing him to land on his butt.

Sydney

Oh my God I'm so sorry.

sam

No I'm fine. 

Sydney helps Sam up.

SYDNEY

(APOLOGETIC) I am so sorry. I didn't see you there.

Sam pauses for a moment. He looks at her like she just said the worse thing in the world to him.

SAM

Oh I get it. You're making a short joke.

SYDNEY

What? No.

SAM

I get it, let's all make fun of the short guy. 

SYDNEY

I...

SAM

(OVER DRAMATIC) Gather around everyone, the side show freak is here..

Sydney scurries past Sam as quick as possible to avoid the scene.

Sam continues.

CUT TO: 

INT. OFFICE WAITING ROOM - MORNING (CONTINUOUS)

Sydney eagerly steps into the office. CHET, husky and spacey, think Dan Fogler, dressed like he just stepped out of an 80's workout video, doing lunges.

SYDNEY

Uh..hi. (looking through her bag) I'm here to see...

chet

(SILENCING TESS) Shush.

Chet finishes his routine. Bows his head for a moment. Sydney waits for something to be said or done. Chet raises his head.

CHET

Ok. (BOWING) How may I help you fulfill your destiny?

SYDNEY

(BEAT) I'm looking for Ted.

Chet points Sydney toward's Ted's office.

INt. ted's office/hallway - continuous

Sydney knocks on Ted's door.

Ted (O.C.) 

What?!

Sydney opens the door.

Ted sits at his desk browsing through his phone.

Sydney knocks on the door again.

TED

You're already in the room why knock on the door again?

SYDNEY

I just wanted to make sure it was okay to come in. 

TED

(LOOKING AT HIS PHONE) I would of locked my door if it wasn't.

SYDNEY

Right.

TED

What can I do for you....

SYDNEY

Sydney.

TED

I once dated a woman named Sydney. Or was it Cindy. Did not end well.

SYDNEY

Okay..

TED

Who are you again?

SYDNEY

I'm the new guidance counselor.

TED

Just what I need. Another corporate spy.

SYDNEY

I'm not..

Ted gets up from his chair seeming urgent.

TED

Well Trisha I have a very important day ahead, so if you don't mind.

Ted ushers Sydney out of his office.

SYDNEY

Oh okay..

TED

If you see my secretary he'll point you to your office. (PATTING HER ON THE BUTT) Go get'em sport.

Ted closes the door right behind Sydney. 

(BEAT)

Ted opens the door and slaps a name tag sticker on Sydney.

TED

Welcome.

Ted closes the door again.

Sydney takes off the name tag glances down to see it wasn't even filled out.

Sydney seems lost. She glances around the room.

RYAN

You made it out just in time.

RYAN is standing near the printer.

SYDNEY

Is he always like that?

RYAN

Only every single day.

EXT. HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS

Sydney and Ryan exit the office. Ryan offers Sydney gum. Sydney denies the offer.

RYAN

First impression is everything. Better you leave now, before something happens that ruins your first day.

INT. F3 - continuous

Sydney and Ryan enter the room. Sydney looks around and checks out the room. Ryan sits on top of a table nearby. Sydney sort of wonders around the room checking it out.

RYAN

How ya likin' it so far?

SYDNEY

Well so far I've knocked down a client,gotten to second base with my boss, and got some sort of gum (lifting her shoe) stuck to my shoe.

Ryan looks down.

RYAN

That's not gum.

SYDNEY

Just lie to me and tell me it is.

RYAN

Okay.

(BEAT)

RYAN

Would you believe me if I told you this place grows on you?

SYDNEY

Probably not.

Ryan smiles.

SYDNEY

But I believe everything happens for a reason.

RYAN

There you go.

SYDNEY

My ex fiance cheated on me with his personal trainer.

RYAN

I'm sorry.

SYDNEY

His male personal trainer.

RYAN

Ouch.

Sydney picks herself up.

SYDNEY

(PERKS UP) But that's in the past. And this is a fresh start.

RYAN

Exactly. Plus you get all sorts of great benefits here?

SYDNEY

Really..like what?

RYAN

I don't know. I was just trying to make you feel better.

Sydney has a moment of clarity.

SYDNEY

This is going to work out. This is going to work out.

RYAN

Yeah. And if not you could always be a personal trainer.

Sydney is not amused.

RYAN

Too soon?

Sydney nods her head like "duh shit".

Students start to show up.

RYAN

(GETS OFF THE TABLE LIKE HE'S LEAVING) Well I better get going.

SYDNEY

Yeah I should probably get ready.

Sydney makes her way to the desk.

RYAN

Hey.

Sydney turns around. Ryan throws her an apple.

RYAN

Welcome.

Sydney smiles.

END OF EPISODE.

 


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