Wannabe scribe positive he could make a sale if he just had a new MacBook Pro

Current PC desktop not nearly ‘screenwritery’ enough

apple-macbook-proAspiring screenwriter Joe Johnson is stuck working a dead-end job at a Starbucks in Burbank, but with fall enrollment at the local community college approaching, Johnson is instead shooting for a brand new MacBook Pro.

“Sure I can register for college and have something to fall back on,” he said. “But how would I write on demand whenever I get the inspiration?”

When asked whether it made sense to allocate so much of his 9.50-per-hour salary to a new laptop, as opposed to using it for rent or a possible college education, Johnson was defiant.

“Opportunities like this only come along once in a lifetime. I have to go for it. Nobody remembers a loser,” he said. “Plus, everyone knows screenwriting is easier inside LA city limits and on a cool MacBook with the new glass screen. I hear you can see your own reflection while you’re writing the next Hollywood blockbuster!”

Given his tight budget, one might expect Johnson to wait until Black Friday for a better deal – and just use his PC in the meantime.

“No way,” he said, looking at his desktop with disdain. “I’m going to need this Mac right now, as I have a lot of sure-fire ideas that I need to get down really quickly, whether I’m at work, home, on the bus, visiting my parole officer…or whatever. Time is money.”

The Hollywood Roaster would like to thank Steven M. for submitting this article.

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