Melvin (Tale) (Biscuit Tale)

DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Melvin

 

Day 1193

It was another nice day in the life of Melvin. He woke up and had a delicious cup of coffee.  He checked the forecast and it showed it was partly cloudy with a 40% chance of rain.

“I really hope it does not rain today.” Said Melvin.  He was not a fan of the rain.

He drove to the office.  Traffic was light and there were no jams.

He made it to the office safely.  “Good morning Melvin.” Said the receptionist.

“Good morning Gladdis.” Said Melvin.

Melvin sat down at his computer.  He opened an email from the CEO. It read:

Great news everyone!  The company stock has gone up!  As part of our efforts with profit sharing expect to receive an additional $200 to your next paycheck.  Keep up the good work!

Sincerely,

Bob Wentworth

“Wow, this is great!” Exclaimed Melvin.  Just like three weeks ago (he thought).

Melvin continued working for a while.  He walked over to the water cooler.

“Hey, how is it going guys?”

“Oh hey Melvin. We were just talking about the game last night!”

“Oh ya!  Who you guys pulling for these days?”

“We all pull for the Jets!”

“Yeah and they won last night!”

“It was great!  It was looking like they were going to lose and they threw a touchdown pass right near the end and it clinched the game.”

“It was huge!”

“Yeah man.  Back-to-back games now.  Same thing happened last week!  Not exactly the same but they did score that touchdown right at the end.”

“That was great too!”

“So what else is going on with you guys?”

“Probably gonna check out The Squad tonight.”

“Oh yeah, I heard they have a new episode.”

“Yeah I hope they can defeat Brainmaster.  He is tough!”

“Yeah it could be one of their toughest battles yet!”

Melvin got back to work.  They had free brownies in the break room!   They had nuts and no nuts.  Melvin liked brownies so he was a happy camper.

He got through work and headed home.

But his car got a flat tire and he had to pull over.  “Oh crap!” said Melvin.  He went on his Guyco insurance App.  He put in a request for roadside maintenance.    Expected time until arrival was “2 minutes.”   Only two minutes? (Thought Melvin.)

The helpful man appeared in only one minute and 50 seconds.  He got out of the car.  “Hello Melvin!”

“Hello sir!  Wow, you guys got here fast!”

“Absolutely.  You can’t get anywhere on a flat tire!”

The man put on Melvin’s back up tire.  “You should be good to go now Melvin.  Make sure you take that tire to the mechanic and get it fixed.  You hit a nail!”   He got in his truck and drove off.

Wow.  That was so fast.  (Thought Melvin)

He drove home.

Melvin arrived home and his wife was happy to see him.

“Hey honey!  Welcome home.  I made lasagna for you. Your favorite.”  She smiled.

“Awesome!”

“How did things go today?”

“Well I got a flat tire on the way home.”

“Oh no!  That is dreadful!”

“Yeah but the roadside assistance came really fast.  Only 2 minutes!”

“That is good to hear.   Glad they could help you out.”

They ate the lasagna happily.

After dinner and clean up they went to their living room.  His wife spoke up, “Do you want to watch the new episode of The Squad tonight?”

“Yeah sure why not?”

It was a harrowing episode.  The Brainmaster was a android with plans of universe domination.  He had captured Ultraman as well as Amazing Girl.   They were being tortured and he was planning to kill them soon.

Melvin’s wife watched through her fingers.  “Oh no!”

But just as it was about to be too late for Ultraman, that was when the Quickster showed up!  He came in at lightspeed and was able to defeat the Brainmaster and save his comrades.

“Woo!   That was a close one!”  Said Melvin’s wife.  She was relieved.

“I really wasn’t too worried.” Said Melvin.  “The good guys always win in The Squad.”

Melvin got sleepy and went to bed.

Day 1194

It was quite a nice day outside. Melvin woke up feeling refreshed.  He enjoyed his morning coffee.  He checked the forecast and it showed it was partly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain.

“I really hope it does not rain today.” Said Melvin.

He drove to the office.  Traffic was light and there were no jams.

He made it to the office safely.  “Good morning Melvin.” Said the receptionist.

“Good morning Gladdis.” Said Melvin.

Melvin grabbed some M&M’s from one of the containers in the break room and made his way to his office.

He sat down at his computer.  He opened an email from the CEO. It read:

Great news everyone!  Company profits are up!  Some profits will be used to hire new remote workers to assist with sales.  Keep up the good work!

Sincerely,

Bob Wentworth

Melvin nodded in approval.  Profits just keep on going up (Melvin thought).

Melvin walked over to the water cooler.  The guys were there.

“Hey Melvin! How ya doin’ ?”

“Doing good.  You guys catch The Squad last night?”

“Yeah man it was crazy!  I was worried the Brainmaster was going to win but luckily the Quickster showed up right in the nick of time.”

“It was definitely a close one.” Said Melvin.

“It sure was.  Guess what man?  I got a new car yesterday!”

“Wow! A new car?”

“Yes sir!  Got a great deal on it.  We had to negotiate and fight for it but I was able to get 2k under what I wanted to pay!”

“That is amazing!”

“Yeah man we are just very fortunate.  Lady luck is always smiling on us!   Melvin, you hear the new song from The Frontstreet Boys?”

“Oh no I haven’t.”

“It just got released yesterday.  They are playing it a bunch on P 105.1.”

“Cool cool my man! Congrats on the car!”

As Melvin was driving home he turned on the radio.  The announcer spoke: hey hey everyone check out this sweet new tune from The Frontstreet Boys! And the song played.  It was a catchy tune with a nice hook.

Choo Choo Train 

Don’t Go Off Those Tracks

Once you get off 

You never come back 

Choo Choo Train 

Don’t go Off Those Tracks 

Once you get off 

You never come back

And so on.

“That is a pretty catchy tune. I didn’t know people still made songs about trains.” Said Melvin.

(FAST FORWARD IN TIME)

 

Melvin opens the book called Mind Men and begins to read it.

The main character is a crime fighter by the name of “Maximind.”  He is the hero which helps to guard his city against danger.  He does not possess vast powers.  His ability is telekinesis, he can move things with his mind.  He has limits to his power and can only use his telekinesis in bursts.  Other than that he is a skilled martial artist and tactician.

The story begins with a bank robbery.   The bankers have hostages and they have the cops pinned down outside.

The commanding officer looks to another as they are pinned down behind their cars. “Call him.”

Maximind arrives and walks onto the scene.  The commanding officer looks at him “Maximind, we have a hostage situation.”

“Don’t worry Captain.  I’ll handle this one.” Maximind spoke confidently.

Maximind moved around the side of the building.  There was a gunman posted at the door.   He focused.  The gun of the gunman flew out of his hand as if it was ripped out.  There was shock on his face.  Maximind closed in and dispatched the gunman with some karate chops.

Maximind looked into the bank and he reached out with his mind.  He could sense the other gunmen.  Their guns flew out of their hands and were scattered close to the door.  Maximind moved inside quickly.   The gunmen saw Maximind and attempted to attack with hand-to-hand combat but he was able to dispatch them easily.

The police moved in and arrested all of the gunmen.  The day was saved!

The captain looked at the hero, “Good work today Maximind!”

“No problem Captain.  All in a day’s work.” Maximind said cheerfully. He made his move towards the back of the bank and made a sneaky exit.

Just a typical superhero story, thought Melvin.  He continued reading.

The hero returned to his apartment and was wearing plain clothing.  His girlfriend was chilling on the couch.  “Hey babe I am home.”

The girlfriend seemed a annoyed. ” Where were you?  I wanted to hang out.”

“Babe, I had to go and save the day!”

“Yeah I saw.”    She looked towards the TV.  The local news was covering the story of the bank robbery.   The police chief was their too, “Yeah we could not have done it without Maximind.  He was the hero today!”

“Good job on saving the day babe!” Said the girlfriend.

“Thanks a lot honey.  I need to go and train.”   Maximind drove out to the junkyard near town so he could develop and hone his skills.

“I must work on some new techniques.” Said Maximind.  He did his training.

One Week later …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tale: Fruit Center Support

( Imagine a Call center)

A man picks up the phone.

Service Desk Man:  Good Morning!  Thank you for calling fruit center support!  This is Phillip.  How May I help you today?

Customer: Hey Phillip!  I am using my banana here and my friend is telling me I need to get this converted over to an apple.  Can you guys do that for me?

Service Desk Man:  I’m sorry ma’am.  I am afraid that is not a feature.  We are not able to convert your banana into an apple.

Customer: Well why not?!  I want it to do this!  This is time sensitive too.  It is really important that I get this banana turned into an apple as quickly as possible!

Service Desk Man:  Are you sure that your friend was not talking about apple slices or maybe apple sauce?

Customer: Yes!  I am 100% sure!  I need this banana converted into an apple!

Service Desk Man: I’m sorry ma’am. But it is not designed to do that.  We can’t convert the banana into an apple for you.

Customer: Okay! Well then I need to speak to your manager.

(The customer gets sent over to the manager and the customer complains)

Service Desk Manager:  We are so sorry for all of the trouble ma’am.  We are going to create an escalation request for your need to convert this banana to an apple.   Someone from our team will reach out to you with the next steps.

( 4 days pass by )

ring ring ring!

Service Desk Man:  Fruit center support!  This is Phillip!

Customer:  It has been 4 days and I have not heard from anybody!  I really need your team to get this banana turned into an apple.

(The Service Desk Man reads over the notes of the Escalation ticket on his screen)

Service Desk Man: I am very sorry ma’am but based on the notes here on your escalation ticket I only have bad news.  Our team has come to the conclusion that there is no way to convert your banana into an apple.  The only workaround is to purchase an apple.

Customer (yelling):  This is crazy!  What do I even pay you guys for?!?!    (customer slams the phone down)

( Customer then sends an angry email to their fruit sales rep and the fruit sales rep apologized profusely and waved the cost of their fruit.)

END OF STORY

 

(This story is based on true events)

Feel free to share with your friends, especially any of the ones who work in call centers!

Lemonade Boys (Rough Draft, The Story Continues)

The King sat down with Dr. Jenkins.  “Thank you for meeting with me today Dr. Jenkins.”

“Oh no problem Johnny.” Dr Jenkins was relaxed today.  “What did you want to ask me about?”

“I have some questions about business.”

“Oh okay.  What kind of questions?”

“Well I want your advice on how to sell more of a product.  Just any kind of hypothetical simple product.”

Dr. Jenkins thought for a moment.  “Well, I think customer service can be very important.   Customers will come back if they are happy with the service.”

“Well Dr. Jenkins how do I make sure that the product itself is the best that it can be?”

Dr. Jenkins smirked, “Have you considered having the product be something that is addictive?”

The King’s eyes lit up, “Oh no I haven’t.”

Dr. Jenkins continued, “Well it is only an idea.  People know that cigarettes are bad for them but they still smoke them.  It is the nicotine in the cigarettes, it is addictive and people can’t help themselves.  They want it too badly.  So if I had a product and my main goal was to just sell as much as possible, then I would consider to make my product addictive.  If the customers have an addiction to it then they can’t help themselves and they need to buy it.”

The King had a smile on his face.  “Thank you very much Dr. Jenkins.”

(END OF POST, DJ ROBO BISCUIT)

Lemonade Boys (The Competition) The Story Continues (rough draft)

The King and his boys were relaxing and having a good time at their hideout (which was a basement).

One of his boys came close to the King.  “Bossman, we have a report from the field.”

“Yes, go ahead.”

“Well, there is some guy and he is doing what we are doing.”

The King raised his eyebrow, “Oh?”   “Go on, tell me exactly what you are talking about.”

“It is this guy.  He has a wooden stand like we do.  And he is selling Apple juice, not lemonade.  He has two pitchers.   I have watched him multiple times.   Sometimes little kids go and buy something from him and sometimes older kids will go and buy stuff from him.   And he acts different if he is dealing with an older kid.    I think he is doing the same thing we are doing Bossman.”

The King was curious, “Do you know if he has more than one stand?”

The boy went on, “Not that I have seen.  I have only seen that one stand.”

The King looked around at his boys, “Well, this is very interesting.   Lug, Fudge come here.”

Lug and Fudge moved to him.  “What is it, Boss?”

“I want you two to go and meet this guy at his Apple Juice stand.  I don’t want any kind of roughness.  Just let him know that he needs to stop what he is doing and shut down.  Let me know what he says.”

“Sounds good Boss, we are on it.”

“One more thing, take this little guy with you since he knows where the apple juice stand is.”   The King looked at the boy.  “Good job young man.”

“Thank you Bossman.”


 

(The Next Day)

Lug and Fudge and young boy Jonny Fritz drove over to the Apple Juice stand.  It was in the suburbs.  It was a simple stand advertising “Apple J” on the board above it.  There was a young, clean-shaven teen working at the stand.  They approached him.

The young man smiled, “Hey.  How can I help you guys?”

Fudge spoke, “We are not here to buy.”

“Well then How can I help you?”

Lug looked at him, “What is your name?”

“Just who is asking?”

“Do you know who we are and who we work for?” Fudge asked him.

“I’m afraid not.  Should I?”   He just smiled.

Fudge squinted his eyes, “You know what you are doing out here.  Our Boss sent us.  We know about this operation of yours.  What is your name?”

“People call me Trey.”

Fudge got closer to him, “Well Trey, you need to stop what you are doing here.  You need to shut down this operation.”

He just smiled, “I’m sorry boys but I am not stopping.”

Fudge was making eye contact, “Our Boss sent us here to tell you to stop.  You got it?   Are you sure that is your response?”

Trey looked at them, “I am sure.  I have a good business going here and I’m not stopping. If you guys aren’t going to buy anything then I’ll have to ask you to be on your way.”

“Up to you.” Fudge said.    Lug and Fudge and young boy Jonny Fritz went back to their car and drove off.

Lug opened up his flip phone and dialed.

“Hello?”

“Hey King.  It’s Lug.”

The King’s voice came through, “What is the response?”

“No change sir.  He is going to stay open.” Lug spoke.

“Very well, I will have to take next steps.”   The King hung up.

Lug flipped his phone closed.    Fudge looked at him, “What did Bossman say?”

“He said we need to move to next steps.  I wonder what that means.”

The boys drove back to the hideout.   They had a meeting with the King and they planned their next move to deal with Trey.

To be continued … ….

END OF BISCUIT POST

Help Me Biscuit Followers!

I will keep this short and sweet.   I want to turn “Lemonade” into “Lemonade Boys”

I want to make a whole novel out of it, and it is easy for me to post small drafts here on my blog as I work on the story.

If you are a fan of Lemonade Boys please do let me know in the comment section or I also appreciate feedback on the story as well.

The more Feedback/Love/Support/Advice I can get on the story, the better as I work to make it and improve it.

Thank you to the followers of DJ ROBO BISCUIT!  I am a real person, I am not just a robot with a biscuit torso.

Thanks.

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Lemonade (Rough Draft) Fit for a King

As the King sat in class he looked around the room.  He did see some talent.

The students were going around the room introducing themselves and saying an interesting fact or a hobby.    Nothing out of the ordinary.

One girl caught the eye of the King.   She was a thin girl with long dark hair.   “Hello.  My name is Amanda.  Um, something interesting about me is that I like to play video games.  They are fun!”   she smiled.

The King was smitten.  What a beauty. He thought.   When the class got out the students all moved to their other classes.  The King did not get many chances to speak to Amanda face to face.

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The King was sitting with his boys.  They were at one of the houses.   They were talking about whatever, discussing video games and tv and sometimes which girls they like.

One boy looked at the King, “Hey boss man you got any girls you been eyeing?”

The King hesitated, “Well I guess so.”

“Well damn who is it?”

“It’s a girl in one of my classes.   Her name is Amanda.”

A boy blurted out, “The Burger?”

” I don’t know why you would call her that, she is a beautiful girl.   I plan on making her mine.”

“Okay bossman you think she is the one for you, huh?”

“Yeah I sure do.”

Some of the boys looked around from one to another.  Then another blurted out, “Wow can’t believe bossman has his eyes on Amanda Queensberger.”

 

END OF POST, DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Lemonade (Rough Draft) The Story Continues

The King surveyed his troops.  It was a ragtag force.  Kids and young men, nobody older than 16.

“Thank you all for coming.  I’m gonna spell it out for you guys real simple.  We have our stands okay?  Our stands is where we do our business.  You guys got that?”    The king spoke and looked around at his boys.   The boys in front of him nodded nervously.

“Right, we do our business at the stands.  The stand is where we sell.”  The king spoke.  He looked at his boys and tried to make eye contact with each one of them.  He wanted to let them know the importance of his words.

“Each stand will have a little and a big.  One little guy and one big guy.  One and one.  The little guy handles the lemonade and the big guy handles the goods.  We are gonna be sure these stands are made of wood.   And each stand will also have a bat beneath it, a wooden bat.  That is there for our protection.”

The King continued on, ” We are gonna have burner phones alright?  Just flip phones.  Do not give your phone number to anyone except people in our operation.”

“These are our burner phones and how we are gonna communicate.  You can text okay?  But, if this stuff is sensitive then DO NOT send the info with a text.  You can call me okay? You boys got that?  Make a phone call!”

The King spoke some more, ” What we do here is simple.  We have sugar and we have sugar.  We hide in plain sight.   You boys got it?”

Boys.  We are here to make money.  Okay?  The goal is to get the money.

But you kids need to know there will be risk.  If you think the police or your parents are suspicious and want to get your phone, then BREAK IT!  you got that?  Break the phone, we can’t have authorities get it.

Don’t be afraid to destroy the phone.  These phones are cheap.

 

(TO BE CONTINUED) DJ ROBO BISCUIT