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What!?
by James (Jef_lol@hotmail.com)

Rated: PG   Genre: Comedy   User Review: **
it is a short script of a day in the office is like


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WHAT!?

FADE IN:

INT. OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
Paul is working on his computer in his office. He is really
looking up his email. Paul gets startled by the sound of
thumping from his Boss.
                                                            
                       BOSS
      (entering the
       office)
Ok Paul I need you to do something
very important.
                                                            
                       PAUL
      (looking at his
       computer)
ok
                                                            
                       BOSS
      (looking at paul)
ok this is very important I need
you to send this letter to the CEO
of our company.
                                                            
                       PAUL
      (still looking at
       his computer)
ok when?
                                                            
                       BOSS
it needs to be done by Tuesday
                                                            
                       PAUL
      (mumbles)
hmmmm do I wear briefs or boxers
                                                            
                       BOSS
I am counting on you Paul don't
screw this up again...
                                                            
Boss leaves the room and Paul puts the letter in the drawer
and continues to look at his email.
                                                            
                                         THE NEXT DAY...
                                                            
 

2.

INT. BREAK ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Paul is getting a candy from the candy machine and the
machine wont accept his dollar and Gary walks in the break
room. Paul rolls his eyes at Gary
                                                            
                       GARY
      (patting Paul on
       the back)
hey buddy whats up any thing new?
                                                            
                       PAUL
      (still putting the
       dollar in the
       machine)
Meh...
                                                            
Gary goes to the other machine and puts a dollar in and gets
a candy bar.
                                                            
                       PAUL
      (mumbles)
                                                            
                       GARY
I heard that you got something big
you need to do, is that true?
                                                            
                       PAUL
      (still trying to
       put the dollar in)
ya I have to deliver this letter
to the CEO.
                                                            
                       GARY
oooooo can I help in any way?
                                                            
                       PAUL
don't worry I got it
                                                            
Gary gets the dollar and puts in it for Paul, it works.
                                                            
                       GARY
there buddy
                                                            
Gary leaves the break room
Paul gets his candy bar and eats it then leaves.
                                                            
                                         LATER THAT DAY
                                                            
 

3.

INT. IN PAULS OFFICE ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Gary enters the office and sees Paul not in there so he
looks around for the letter.
                                                            
                       GARY (VO)
I think the letter is in his
drawer
                                                            
                       GARY
Ah Ha! I found it I knew he didn't
do any thing about it
                                                            
Gary leaves the office room.
(a few seconds later)
Paul enters the office room.
                                                            
                       PAUL
      (looks around)
hmmmm I wonder what that suck up
was doing in here
                                                            
Paul goes to his computer and starts to check his email.
                                                            
                       PAUL
      (looking at email)
hmmmmmm
                                                            
ON MONDAY
                                                            
                       PAUL
      (worried)
hmmmm I think there was something
important that I need to do that
was so easy that a caveman can do
                                                            
Boss enters his office room
                                                            
                       BOSS
hey Paul I hope you did what I
told you to do.
                                                            
                       PAUL
uh... ya uh... can you tell me
what I have to do just to be sure
I did it?
                                                            
                       BOSS
Yes you had to send that letter to
the CEO
                                                            

4.

                       PAUL
uh yup I did that all right don't
worry
                                                            
                                         LATER THAT DAY....
                                                            
 
INT. THE BREAK ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Paul is drinking coffee worried and Gary enters the room all
happy.
                                                            
                       PAUL
      (worried)
hey Gary why are you so happy
today I am going to get fired
soon.
                                                            
                       GARY
Well just to let you know Paul I
found out about that letter you
needed to send.
                                                            
                       PAUL
oh ya and what did you do with
this letter?
                                                            
                       GARY
well sense you being your self and
forgetful I decided to go through
your office and get that letter
and send it for you
                                                            
                       PAUL
oh ya and are you taking all the
credit?
                                                            
                       GARY
of course I might even get a
promotion
                                                            
                       PAUL
maybe what if something bad
happens to you and I get the
credit?
                                                            
                       GARY
ha ha ha ya like I am going to get
locked in a closet or something ha
ha ha
                                                            
 

5.

INT. IN THE HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
IT IS TUESDAY
                                                            
                       PAUL
      (standing infront
       of a closet)
hey Gary for thanks of sending the
letter for me I have decided to
get you a present
                                                            
                       GARY
ah thank you Paul so where is it?
                                                            
                       PAUL
well its inside of the closet
                                                            
Paul opens the closet door
                                                            
                       PAUL
go in
                                                            
                       GARY
I don't see any thing
                                                            
                       PAUL
it's in the back of the closet
                                                            
Gary goes inside of the closet.
(a few seconds later)
Paul closes the door and locks the door
                                                            
                       GARY
Hey why did you close the door on
me?!
                                                            
Gary shakes the nob and it wont open
                                                            
                       GARY
uh pal buddy I think I am stuck in
here can you open the door?
                                                            
                       PAUL
he he he nope now I can get the
reward of what I was supposed to
do
                                                            
Walks to the Bosses door
                                                            
                                         A FEW SECONDS LATER
                                                            
 

6.

INT. BOSS'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Paul opens the door and enters
                                                            
                       PAUL
hey there boss
                                                            
                       BOSS
hey did you send that letter I
told you to send?
                                                            
                       PAUL
I sure did and I did it early too!
                                                            
                       BOSS
hm it is not like you to do
something right, and early too
what has gotten in you?
                                                            
                       PAUL
well I heard that the letter is so
important that I did it early and
got done with it and to hopefully
get a reward
                                                            
                       BOSS
well you are right there is a
reward you get a raise!
                                                            
                       PAUL
oh really oh that's great Boss
                                                            
Paul walks to Boss to shake his hand but a few seconds later
Gary bursts in the room angry
                                                            
                       BOSS
Gary what are you doing in here I
was about to give Paul a raise
                                                            
                       GARY
don't listen to him I did all the
work and he has gone and trap me
in the closet
                                                            
                       BOSS
What?! is this true Paul?
                                                            
                       PAUL
no!... he is lying to you!
                                                            
                       BOSS
darn because I would of given you
a promotion too
                                                            

7.

                       PAUL
What?!
                                                            
                       GARY
What?!
                                                            
                       BOSS
ya truth be told I don't really
like you Gary you are to much of a
kiss up
                                                            
                       PAUL
well I really did lock him a
closet to get this benefit
                                                            
                       BOSS
well great oh and Gary you
shouldn't do Paul's work you got
that?
                                                            
                       GARY
yes sir....
                                                            
                       BOSS
now get back to work
                                                            


THE END


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From David Chase Date 3/31/2009 *
I agree with Emma, the story doesn't really make any sense. Too many questions: why would one get a raise and a promotion for mailing a letter? Paul seems pretty useless, it's unlikely he'd get a promotion, much less keep his job. Formatting needs some work, and I would advise against using the brackets so much to describe things when people are speaking. They should be used sparingly, and are generally not needed at all if you describe the action clearly and use good dialogue. Do some reading on screenplay basics, and practice, practice, practice.

From Emma Pence Date 3/22/2009 **1/2
Kinda funny, I guess I just don't really understand it.


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