“THE JOB INTERVIEW”
In which Eric introduces Reginald to the concept of the Platonic Donut
ERIC: Here are my credentials.
REGINALD: Where is your résumé?
ERIC: Oh, nothing.
REGINALD: But this is just a donut.
ERIC: So you eat the donut, and you are filled with a cosmic happiness.
ERIC: You are infused with the knowledge that the Earth is a good and helpful place, and that each person is but a tiny, insignificant speck in a full-fledged world-machine capable of imagining any dimensional instance.
ERIC: …and then you hire me.
Eric stares at Reginald, unblinking, for a full half-hour.
REGINALD: You’re hired.
ERIC: I quit!