Sunday September 10, 2000

Book 1: The Tub of Happiness
Everybody's Gotta Eat


SFX:Der Trihs' jar bubbling
Kevyn:I'm going to grab a chupaqueso from the machine. Anybody else want one?
Schlock:Ooh, one for me!
Brad:No, thanks. They give me gas.
Der Trihs:I don't want one either. They tend to cloud my water.
Breya:Everyone, I've got great news! We had an initial public offering today and our stock tripled in price!
Schlock:Wow! Does that mean you are taking us out to dinner?
Breya:I'll do better than that. I'm giving everyone stock options! The option price is the IPO price, and the option vests over four years.
Schlock:So, I'm getting an optional vest that will be in stock for four years?
Brad:No, silly. Its like a pay raise!
Kevyn:Actually it's more like a piece of paper that says you'll get a little bit of money if you keep working here in spite of better offers you get someplace else.
Kevyn:Take us all out to eat?
Schlock:Oooh! Yes! Truce! Truce!