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A DESK COMPUTER:
On November first, 1959, the
population of New York City was
8,042,783. if you laid all these
people end to end, figuring an
average height of five feet six and
a half inches, they would reach
of Karachi, Pakistan. I know facts
like this because I work for an
insurance company --
-- Consolidated Life of New York.
We are one of the top five companies
in the country -- last year we
wrote nine-point-three billion
dollars worth of policies. Our
which is more than the entire
population of Natchez, Mississippi,
of Gallup, New Mexico.
INT. NINETEENTH FLOOR
It is all very neat, antiseptic, impersonal. The only human
cheerfully in the background.
Section W -- desk number 861.
the side. This one reads C.C. BAXTER.
My name is C.C. Baxter - C. for
Calvin, C. for Clifford -- however,
most people call me Bud. I've been
with Consolidated Life for three
years and ten months. I started in
then transferred to New York. My
take-home pay is $94.70 a week, and
BAXTER is about thirty, serious, hard-working, unobtrusive.
ELECTRIC WALL CLOCK
and a piercing bell goes off.
50 to 5:20 --
FULL SHOT - OFFICE
marooned in a sea of abandoned desks.
-- they're staggered by floors, so
serious traffic jam. As for
myself, I very often stay on at the
office and work for an extra hour
or two -- especially when the
weather is bad. It's not that I'm
overly ambitious -- it's just a way
right for me to go home.
You see, I have this little problem
with my apartment --