Barney Must Focus
Barney Supernal must focus! The 58-year-old furloughed former nuclear physicist, professional cellist and college economics professor is having a tough time finding the right piece of paper.
Somewhere buried deep beneath the scattered pages of his dissertation on the therapeutic benefits of green tea extract lies the document he seeks. Perhaps it’s there, concealed by the draft of his unpublished history of the British rail service. Or, may be it’s over there, stacked with his theorems on the propagation of emanations of cosmic afterglow from newly-formed singularities.
Wait! — Could it be that he inadvertently filed it among his collected essays on the long-term effects of Jungian therapy on the subconscious? Or is it instead riffled with his collection of varied recipes of indigenous Venezuelan tapas?
He’s sure it’s here somewhere! If only he could find it — the version of his résumé that highlights his interpersonal communication skills, his naturally optimistic outlook, his appealingly subservient facial expression, and his adaptability to regimentation — qualities that are sure to land him that job as a second-shift megamart greeter out on Rural Route 8!
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