The Buddy Copp saga written by me and Sam continues. Previous episode right here.
Episode 3 – First Day on the Job
Ralph’s alarm rings. He rolls over, turns it off. He sniffs the air – the aroma of coffee surprises him. He hops out of bed and runs to the kitchen. Sam is standing there in a suit.
Sam: “Buddy! Good morning! How about a cup?”
Ralph: “I don’t know what to say.”
Sam: “No need! I bought donuts!”
Ralph: “Are you on something?”
Sam: “Hardly! Just passion for my career Buddy –“
Sam’s phone starts buzzing. He glances down excitedly.
Sam: “I have to take this. Some clients just won’t leave you alone!”
He chuckles to himself as he walks out of the room. Ralph stands dumbfounded in the kitchen.
Sam arrives home and Buddy is sitting on the couch watching the TV. Sam is carrying groceries.
Sam: “Hey Ralph, I bought us some more milk and eggs. I saw we were running low.”
Ralph: “Why are you calling me by my given name?”
Sam: “Oh, sorry. I’ve been so formal with my clients all day. I made my first sale.”
Ralph: “Oh really? What?”
Sam: “A beautiful 1932 Georgian Bungalow. 3BR, 2.5 baths – a beautiful back porch –“ (Sam is interrupted)
Ralph: “Hey great. Do you want to maybe hit the town tonight?”
Sam: “Ah! No can do. I’m meeting a client at 7 tomorrow.”
Ralph: “Do you even know what happens at 7 AM?”
Sam: “Nope, but I’m terribly excited to find out!”
Sam skips out of the room, again leaving Ralph dumbfounded, but this time holding eggs and milk.
One week later.
Sam had been finding some success in real estate, leaving Ralph a little conflicted. His own numbers were down this week, mostly because Sam had accounted for around 20% of his arrests. Sure Ralph didn’t love Sam’s drug addiction, but he didn’t know this new Sam. He had drive and passion for his work. Just yesterday he had caught Sam networking on popular professional social media website LinkedIn.
Ralph is on his computer.
Ralph: “Come on… Sam has to be doing something bad… let’s check the history. What’s this? LinkedIn, LinkedIn, LinkedIn! This is awful!”
Sam steps in.
Sam: “Hey Ralph!—“
Sam: “Listen Buddy. I can’t go to the game tonight. I could be closing on a huge deal.”
Ralph: “Oh yeah. Awesome. Are you closing with some of your awesome LinkedIn buddies?”
Sam: “What? Oh Buddy no, LinkedIn isn’t for meeting potential clients, it’s for career networking. Although that wouldn’t be a bad idea.” (Sam winks at the camera) “Listen, you’ll get yours. Just keep your head down, work hard, and you can do anything in life.”
Ralph: “Inspired words! Are we ever going to hang out again?”
Sam: “Buddy. You need to hear something. I’ve met someone.”
End of episode 3.