“What’s the problem?”
“Well Doc I been having some dreams.”
“Yeah, when I go to sleep. They are real strange and bizarre. I see things that people don’t usually see.”
“Well, that is interesting Bob. In my 15 years of being a Doctor I have never heard of anybody having a dream.”
“What do you mean Doc?”
“Well I don’t have any dreams. I sleep right through the night. I’ve never had any patients talk about dreams. You are the first person I have met in my whole life who has said anything about dreams.”
“Oh man. What is wrong with me?”
Bob goes to work. He has to get to his workstation and log in. He is a Data Entry tech. He takes the information he receives from the other department and he enters it into various spreadsheets. Him and his organization have also divided various tasks among multiple people so the work gets spread around and it takes longer to complete.
Sometimes Bob wonders why his job is like this? He went to college and studied the arts and history. He feels that he is really not using his brain at all in his work.
But Bob has talked to his friends and tried to figure out the jobs people have. They all have similar kinds of jobs where they use a computer, or enter data, or handle simple tasks.
End of Entry, DJ ROBO BISCUIT
The man awoke in his bed.
His eyes were heavy with sleep and his body was heavy with drink from the night before.
“Must get up.” The man murmured.
He arose. He showered he dressed. He had to move quickly to get to the train so he could get into the city. He had to get to the office.
There were many men and women moving about. All trying to get to their destination. The man arrived at his corporation. He moved into the elevator and curtly nodded to people he recognized. As the elevator opened, the man made his way towards his cube.
He had a long day ahead. He would have to work all day with an extra hour to finish his project. Afterward he would meet his colleagues at a hostess bar so he could network and try to social climb.
The man is tired. His life is often in a loop. He must awake and go to work. After work he goes to one of many bars to drink and socialize. He then goes home so he can go to sleep and then wakes up and does it again. He is the salaryman.
This man often does not have the time to think his own thoughts or to decide what is best for himself. He must do what is best for his family but also what is best for society. The hopes and dreams of one man do not compare to the needs of the whole society.
Sometimes the man considers to end the loop. “Should I exit?” The Salaryman thinks to himself. He knew others had done it. It was a tough choice to make. Some men died because they had to work too much and there was not enough time for sleep. Some men decided to take their own life and end the loop. The man persisted as he hoped that slowly he could move towards a better life.
(End of post, biscuit, Salaryman)