Thank You for the Opportunity

In Thank You For The Opportunity, DREW gets passed over from his Boss George for the promotion he was hoping to get.   

DREW:  Look, I understand your rejection of me.  I do.  I get it.  How can you take a guy like me on?  Right?  Let’s face it.  I’m smarter than you.  There, I said it.  Something we both know.  It’s good to cleanse ourselves by getting it out into the open, this way there’s no hidden animosity between us.  Right?  If you took me on and I shined brighter than you, which is what would happen, that would make you look pretty bad.  Am I lying?  Could be six months, maybe one full year, before you get canned and I take your spot. That frightens you.

No, no.  You shouldn’t call me a little bastard.  I’m not a little bastard, if you will only hear what I’m expressing to you.

There are some things in this life that are in fact true.  Me being smarter than you happens to be one of those facts.  That’s just the way it is, George.  I know you’re my boss but let me give you an example you will understand to make things crystal clear.

Let’s say we were going to be visited by aliens from an ancient civilization far more advanced than ours.  And let’s say you and I were chosen to put our brains on a table, side by side, for display.  There is no question that the aliens would pick my brain to take back to their civilization.  You know why, George?  Because they would need it as proof to validate that our species actually has something called, INTELLIGENCE.  Okay?  You follow?  In other words, they wouldn’t take your brain George, unless they wanted to give it to their children, as a toy.

I know I’m not getting the promotion.  I’ve accepted it.  But you need to accept it too, on the grounds we just spoke about.  It’s okay.  Really.  It is.

Thank you for the opportunity.

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