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The Carmen’s and Bryson’s…”When one door closes, it sometimes stays shut”…


Lew Bundles

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When we last saw our rocker families, they were cast adrift after Gilligan inadvertently cast them away-leaving Gilligan’s Island…

After a night  on the open seas, our heroes were completely demoralized…

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But, as the next day began, hope sprang eternal..

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WALLY-Get up, Eric…It’s sunrise…You wrote the song…Figure out where the hell we are…

ERIC-I’m surprised that you are not trying to claim a co-write…Hey, wait a minute…I see land…Maybe, we’ll be saved after all…

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THE BOAT WASHES ASHORE ON UNFAMILIAR LAND…BUT IT IS VERY FAMILIAR TO SOME…
 

 


 

 

First…a word from our sponser…

And now, back to our adventure…

WALLY-This place gives me the creeps…How the hell do we get out of here…?

ERIC-Wait…Wally…I see a customer service center…Maybe they can help us…Stay with the girls and I’ll see what they can do for us…

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ERIC-I’d like to speak to someone who specializes in returns…We need to be returned to Cleveland…

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Customer Service Rep…That’s a tall order sir…A bit complicated…You see, our returns department can’t perform that function without some kind of collateral…Do you have anything that we can barter or exchange?

ERIC-Well, I can exchange a skill I have for a trip back home…I am a songwriter, piano player and singer…I have that talent that I don’t use anymore…Can I exchange that?

Customer service rep…Many people come here and say that sir, but we hardly see any talented people here…We once had a fellow here called Bruce Springsteen and his claim of talent was laughable…But, if you insist, we have a piano over there…Suit yourself…

 

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As Eric sits down, he realizes that he hasn’t played piano in front of anyone for many years and he can’t remember how any of his songs go…But, he plods onward, but…

 

 

 

 

Customer service rep…”Sir, that was horrible…To tell you the truth, you should be ashamed of yourself…If you were indeed talented at one point, to let it all go is a shame…I regret to inform you that even if you were the brightest of genius, we could not accept that as a legitimate barter or collateral…For you see, talent is a gift from God and it can’t be given back by a mere mortal…There are no receipts or sales slip that come with talent…You cannot give back what the Lord has given you…”

As Eric heads dejectedly back to the boat to tell the others, he hitchhikes and asks for a ride back to the vessel…

DRIVER-Are you All By Yourself?
ERIC-(sighing)…Yes, I am…

Suddenly, the  car radio blasts the familiar strains of All By Myself and Eric yells to the driver…

ERIC-Quick, turn the car around and bring me back to the customer service center…

The driver turns the car around and heads back to the Customer service center…

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When they arrive, Eric jumps out of the car, pounds on the customer service  door and yells, “This is me…Listen to the radio…This is what I really sound like”

But to no avail…The sign on the door said it all…”I know it’s over…You know it’s over…We all have Great Expectations…Sorry, I hope there’s No Hard Feelings…”

Eric headed back to the boat, broke the news to everyone and awaited their fate..

 

 

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