Developer: So, Director, is our city a metaphor for how a different lives? He closes himself off, develops his difference, then opens up and goes forth into the world.
Director: Perhaps for a certain sort of individual. But tell me, friend, do you think this thing can really be a success?
Developer: I believe it can. Let's write up a rough for the bank and hear what they have to say.
Director: We also need to find a way to meet the chairman. But are there other banks we can turn to if this one does not work out for whatever reason?
Developer: None as receptive as this.
Director: We may have to go outside the country. Banks and investors there may see things differently.
Investor: It is starting to ease off. But digging out is going to take a while. Shall we have breakfast before turning in?
Developer: That sounds wonderful! What have you got?
Investor: Fresh fruit.
Developer: What kind?
Investor: Strawberries, honeydew, and apples.
Developer: And coffee?
Investor: Are you kidding? I have a special extra dark roast made just for me.
Director: What else have you got?
Investor: Eggs, bacon, steak, potatoes, muffins, and bagels with cream cheese - flavored, if you like.
Director: I like it plain, thanks. But do you have sausage?
Investor: Of course!
Developer: And ham?
Investor: Friends, whatever you like.
Director: But you are not going to wake your chef, are you?
Investor: No, no. I am the chef this morning. Come.
Nick Pappas, pappasnick.typepad.com