A salesman prides himself at a train station, he boasts he's divinely blessed and the best salesman in the world. He gets into an argument with an old witch, their argument escalates. The witch lays a curse on him that can only be broken after his one-millionth sale. The old witch who is a keeper of destiny dies on her birthday taking with her the destiny of the salesman.
Morning at a train station. SMITH arrives at the station; he’s exhausted after walking long distance.
SMITH (Leans on a wall at the station). I finally survive the night, no food after a long walk. I would have listened to my spirit and not embark on this journey, I guess me being robbed is a punishment for my disobedience (He looks at his torn cloths and scans through his pant.) Now I’ve got nothing on me (He looks around the busy train station.) I’m thirsty also, when life throws a dry throat at me, I look for water to drink.
Smith looks around the train station, he sees a kiosk and a lady selling water, he goes to the kiosk. Smith arrives the sales point at the kiosk.
SMITH (to the water seller). Hello! (He stands upright.) I see you sell water.
WATER SELLER. Yes, that’s what I’m doing here.
SMITH. Okay, my name is Smith Halo; I’m number one on the next edition of Forbes best salesperson in the world.
WATER SELLER. Wow! That’s a very huge achievement in life. SMITH. Yes, I got there through hard work.
WATER SELLER (She brings out her mobile phone).What did you say your name is? Let me check you out on google.
SMITH. It’s Smith Halo; first give me a bottle of water to quench my thirst.
The Water Seller hands a bottle of water over to Smith as she goes through her phone.
WATER SELLER. I found it (She is amazed.) you really are a great salesperson.
SMITH. Yea, while I was in my mother’s womb I almost sold our umbilical cord, sad thing is there was no buyer. (He raises his shoulder high.) I am divinely blessed and I know it. I can sell anything like you, me and even the president.
WATER SELLER. Wow! How did you achieve such skill? You must have been very brilliant in college.
SMITH. I didn’t attend college; I dropped out of high school when I realized classroom was taking much time, time I would have spent on the streets selling. One day I sat down and calculated all my tuition fees spent, the figures were on the high side then I saw college to be very expensive. I dropped out and had to start doing what I know best, which is selling things.
WATER SELLER. Is that story supposed to be inspiring? Well I plan on going to college. I’ll work two more years selling water after which my tuition fee for a complete study years will be ready.
SMITH. That’s good for you; perhaps you’ll learn a thing or two from me today.
WATER SELLER. Why are your cloths torn?
SMITH. I got robbed the previous night; fate was on my side although I barely escaped not being injured.
WATER SELLER. Sorry for your incident.
SMITH. Yea thanks, some days Murphy’s Law holds.