Spec Ad for Gordon’s Gin

January 22nd, 2010

INT. HOTEL BAR. MORNING SUN FILLS THE ROOM.

Two middle-aged men, GARY 1 and GARY 2, sit on bar stools. Their unfortunate clothes and blank faces indicate that they are not busy or vital men. Standing behind the bar is a BARTENDER (early 20s) eating scrambled eggs and toast.

BARTENDER

Alright. I’m on the clock. What will it be?

GARY 1

Gin and tonic. No fruit.

GARY 2

Same here.

BARTENDER

Is well gin OK? Or are you celebrating?

GARY 1

Well’s fine.

GARY 2 nods. He is also fine with well gin. Truth is, he probably couldn’t tell the difference between well and the good stuff. Not since last November, anyway.

In the background an ENERGETIC AND WELL-GROOMED WHITE FAMILY OF FOUR sits down at a table.

BARTENDER SCOOPS ice into two GLASSES and POURS a generous serving of GORDON’s GIN into each glass. He tops them off with a small amount of tonic. He slices a lime into wedges and slips them on the rims of the glasses. As BARTENDER hands the men their drinks he realizes his mistake.

BARTENDER

Oh, you said no lime. Typical. I mess up the first drinks of the day. Here, I’ll take them off for you. [He reaches for the drinks.]

GARY 1

Don’t worry about it.

GARY 2

Yeah, don’t worry about it.

BARTENDER

You sure?

GARY 1

Yes.

GARY 2

Yes.

GARY 1 and GARY 2 start drinking. They do not raise their glasses in a toast.

VOICE OVER

Gordon’s. Leave well enough alone.

[Hey Agency Republic. I see Gordon's is one of your clients. If you're not hiring me to consult, what are you doing?]

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