copyright 2000 Jim Chevallier
Maybe after I save the world, I'll get a job. If I have to. If
you save the world, do they give you a prize? Like a scholarship,
you know? Something that comes with some steady money
Or is that while you're doing it? It's not like you can work
while you're saving humanity. No way. Because you're going to be
busy, dig? Majorly occupied. Out there working your contacts.
Spreading the word. Trying to get the public's ear.: "Hey, people!
LISTEN UP!!!.. We got a little problem here. And I'm the one
who's going to take care of it. No need to panic, OK? It's all going
to be fine. But what it is, you have to trust me? Are you with me
on that? OK? ALRIGHT!!!." And they'll all cheer and stuff.
Because it's cool. Saving the world is totally cool. It's not like, you
just got an A in social studies. Or scored a field goal. Though that's
pretty good, it is. But dig it. This is SAVING THE WORLD.
That's major. That's awesome.
Now I guess I could ask my parents to support me, right?
How could they say no? This is a big deal. But... I don't know.
They've done a lot for me, know what I mean? Maybe I shouldn't
ask them. Maybe... Maybe I can take up a COLLECTION. Hey.
That'd be cool, right? Get all those people who are going to owe me
later, who are going to owe me big time, get them all to put in a
dollar. Or maybe five. Five's not too much, is it? If you're talking
thousands, I mean. Thousands of people chipping in. And it would
add up. Enough for pizza, anyway. And a six-pack or two. And the
lunches. When you're saving the world, you must get a lot of
lunches. With speeches and stuff. And parties. A few of those too.
Because everybody wants to meet you. They want to see what you
look like. They want to shake your hand.
So I'm not too worried. Not about that part, the saving the
world part. I'll be fine. It'll be a breeze.
But later, after, like, Evil's defeated and Harmony reigns.
Well, there's no way around it. I'm going to have to get a job.
Geez. I'm really not looking forward to that, you know?