The worst part about being a successful tech CEO out on a stroll with a bunch of doe-eyed youngsters is that all of your talk about risk and what it really takes to make it in such a cutthroat industry inevitably leads to a kind of “dive right in” mentality.
It’s not a problem until you approach a puddle of neon green liquid in the street and the group becomes vocally divided about whether it’s lime drink or antifreeze. To laugh it off would be to deviate from the most fundamental lesson of the day and so, from either a need to truly make a difference to these kids or simply to preserve your own maverick self image, you crouch down and drink as much of the liquid as you can scoop into your cupped hands.
It’s antifreeze. Wouldn’t you just know it? But as one of the area’s most respected and up-and-coming CEOs, you know better than to end a field trip by succumbing to the poisonous effects of the chemical. You fight the convulsions by repeatedly flexing every muscle in your body. The smell of excrement is blamed on the nearby homeless and at one point you manage to expel two mouthfuls of blood and vomit by pretending to tie your shoe. As you wave goodbye to the bus, your assistant assures that nobody suspected a thing.
But petty assurances are not enough so in the following weeks, you use your wealth and resources to eliminate everyone who attended the field trip. Bus drivers, included.