My boss entered my office and closed the door.
"Order #4546. The customer says he returned it because you weren't nice to him on the phone."
"He didn't like your tone."
"Was I too matter-of-fact?"
"He says you sounded like your father owned the company."
"Yet he finished placing his order."
"He says you mentioned the warranty but didn't elaborate."
"Because he didn't ask! I'm not a telemarketer. My job responsibilities don't include accepting phone orders either, but I do it because I'm a nice guy!"
"I know, I know. In the future, just try to be…warmer to customers."
Dearest Jeremy in Skokie:
How old are you? 12? Are you Stanley in Magnolia?
I hate the resolution to Stanley's story in Magnolia.
"Dad, you need to be nicer to me."
Stanley's dad would probably be nicer to him for a while and then revert back to his old self.
People don't change…
I Kicked Luis Gúzman In The Face
A young man's reputation is made once he makes up a story about kicking actor Luis Gúzman in the face. That is, until Luis hears about it.
Alas, Luis Gúzman does not appear in the short.