Diplomacy

Let’s say you’re meeting with someone and your relationship soured not that long ago but you need to remain civil. You have two options: to meet with them on your own, or with your manager.

You do a quick previz:

SCENARIO A: SOLO

INT. MALL – MORNING

Our WRITER meets with OTHER PARTY and, after confirmation of certain details, another meeting is proposed.

OTHER PARTY

Sweet. How about we meet at your place?

WRITER

You’re not welcome at my place and if you turn up I’ll give you a Cuban necktie and, once you’ve bled out, bury you in the garden, plant a lemon tree over you, and piss on your grave every day.

SCENARIO B: TANDEM

INT. MALL – MORNING

Our WRITER and his MANAGER meet with OTHER PARTY and, after confirmation of certain details, another meeting is proposed.

OTHER PARTY

Sweet. How about we meet at your place?

MANAGER

We’d rather meet you on Neutral Ground.

OTHER PARTY

Oh –

Other Party looks at the Writer.

WRITER

Yeah.

OTHER PARTY

Okay. Sure.

‘S a no-brainer, innit?

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2 Replies to “Diplomacy”

  1. my Manager is currently Doing Good Works while i try to, ah, jumpstart my writing day by watching favourite scenes from Heat, Ronin and Spartan.

    now it’s time to check my email. and blogs.

    then there’s the kitchen to clean up.

    and a run to do.

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