The Grimm Reality
"Ha, Beanwhistlethwaite, I see you finally managed to teach Techtron 5 how to make a wicker basket"
"Well, as we discussed, I'll keep your wife working in the talent mill, but you my friend, have no purpose."
"I'll book you into the All Quiet rest home, let's say, next Tuesday. That'll give you enough time to get your affairs in order and say your goodbyes."
"Of course Sir"
"Oh my dear, you finally did it"
"Well, I couldn't string it out any longer. Sir was on to me and I didn't want to risk you losing your job as well"
"But I hate this life, and without you, what is the point?"
"The point is you persevere, you live until your very last breath, because there's always hope"
"Hope! What hope? I am alive, because of my pretty looks, and how long will they keep me in favour?"
"And then you will become the mother of many pretty girls, all favouring your genes"
"NO! I will not see my children born into a life of prostitution, I'll go to the rest home first"
"Please my beloved, don't give up hope, and don't deny your children life, so that they may never hope"
"Hope, hope, hope. Is that all we have for tomorrow,? Hope. Hope the Sun erupts in tears for our plight wiping out the electronics that binds us to this horror, or hope an alien species with some sense of morals stumbles across this, this,....please, let's run away, you don't have to die"
"What, and live on whatever we manage to scavenge from the Amazon delivery drones? A home-made bow and arrow and fingers crossed will not deliver us a Harrod's hamper and don't forget, the Facebook patrols will be looking for us. No, my fate is sealed. Accept it my darling, and lets enjoy these last few days together"
"Ah! David, how the Devil are you? It's been a while"
"I'm fine Dad"
"You don't sound it. Was the holiday that bad?"
"It may sound really stupid, but I hate being stupid"
"Stupid, don't be a fool, you're as clever as the next man"
"Exactly, we're all here by the simple merit of having wealth. Knowledge, education, learning, they're all useless endeavours, pursuits with no purpose."
"And that gives you all the time in the world to do as you please"
"But, what is happiness if my comprehension of it is limited to buying stuff and abusing my privilege?"
"I think you need to spend some time in the rest home, young lad, watching the final moments of my redundant staff, should shake you out of this malaise"
Will David help save Beanwhistlethwaite, change the world and help usher in a new era of humanity for humanity's sake?
Nope. Seems that Bender hacked his Amazon account and spent it all on beer and 3-in-1. Without money the poor lad will be credit checked as he walks into the All Quiet rest home and be turned into fertilizer in an instant.
And they all existed, ever after.