November 14, 2005
Week 29 - Hero Worship 1
Harry sits in his office, talking with Rantz.
"I know that look on your face," Harry says. "You're gonna tell me something I don't want to hear."
Rantz nods. "I just finished the budget for the next half year."
Harry reaches into a bowl on his desk and shoves a handful of small, fish shaped crackers into his mouth. "Don't tell me," he says, as he chews. "The situation is grim."
"We're projected to take in two million dollars and to spend two point two five million."
Harry frowns. He grabs more crackers and holds his hand out to Rantz. "Goldfish?"
"No thanks.... Harry, that's a two hundred and fifty thousand dollar loss!"
"I know, I can add!"
"We can't sustain that for too long. We'll go bankrupt."
"Don't you ever have any good news? Every time you come in here, it's like a visit from the prophet Jeremiah! 'Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die!'"
"Look, do you want me to do my job or not? I'm just telling you what my models say."
"'Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes!'"
"You know, sometimes it's really difficult to talk to you."
"Wait, here's my favorite bible quote of all time..." Harry presses his hand against his stomach. "'My bowels! My bowels! I am pained at my very heart!'"
"That's not from the bible!"
"King James, Jeremiah, 4:19. Look it up."
"What's it supposed to mean?"
"I think it's that the children of Israel were worshipping false idols and it made Jeremiah want to fart."
"That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard."
"Hey! Don't go persecuting my religious beliefs!"