In a poorly lit studio apartment, above some urban convenient store a
scarcely attended meeting commences
*A large banner above the door reads “Helping Utensils Accept
Group Leader begins: Alright Alright, settle down. I hope everyone
enjoyed the queso dip .*ahem* Hello everyone I'm Abacus, yes THE
Abacus. I started this group to help and support educational assistance
devices and learning mechanisms alike, cope with, for lack of a better
phrase, becoming obsolete. For a long time I, myself struggled with
identity. Who was I if I no longer count the worlds youth with
Chalkboard interrupts: Ha! No one calls it Arithmetic anymore. I should
A: Okay chalkboard we’ll get to you soon enough, as I was saying…
Overhead Projector: No, let him finish. He would know. We were there
together, in the front lines. All the students used to take notes off
him and I’d come with the heavy artillery. We were a supreme duo. And
how do they thank us, with neglect!
A: I understand how you feel; we’ve all been there.
#2 Pencil: Really? Have you? Because I don’t think you have, you old
fart. Pen and I were happily married for years. Then going through his
mid life crisis, he traded me in for a new model, a… lead pencil. How
dare he? That bastard is older than I am. I was there when he still
went by Quill. And her, what a slut. Taking off her eraser and
refilling every time he’d come around. How was I supposed to compete?
Guess I should’ve seen it coming.
*Solar Powered calculator holds #2”s hand. Her sniffling resonates in
the room’s still silence.
A: ah… ok guys lets dial it back some. How about we play a game?
Floppy Disk: I’ll start.
He says in a deep raspy voice, emerging from a dark corner of the room.
A: I …err. haven’t told you the game yet.
FD: See none of that matters anymore. We’re all just here to float
about life and find our own self worth. We’re special in our own way.
If I can forgive Zip drive for stabbing me in the back than you should
forgive Pen, #2 and Chalkboard let go of your bitterness towards Smart
board. We have all impacted the world in some way and because of that
we can stand proud.
…*Suddenly Mac Book Pro stumbles into the room …. Looks around…
MBP: wait a minute. Haaaaaaaaaa! Zip told me to meet him here for iPads
housewarming party. He got me. That guy!
FD: … fml