Holly is studying at her apartment and giving Bailey a hard time about not wanting to go back to college. Bailey says that his years of experience in school have shown him that he hates it, and finds it boring. Holly throws out a factoid about the number of minerals a liver filters in a year (2000, if you really must know), and says that it's interesting. Bailey says it's interesting to her, but not to him. Holly points out that college is filled with many subjects, and Bailey just has to find one that interests him. Bailey thinks that life is more interesting than anything you could read in a book. Holly says that when she finds a subject interesting, she always wants to read more about it. I'm not trying to harp on how ridiculous this storyline is (really, I'm not) but there are lots of college programs that offer credit for life experience, and offer many internship and co-op opportunities, if Bailey wants to be such a student of life.
Charlie is telling Kirsten that he isn't sure he can work with a giant corporation looking over his shoulder all the time. Kirsten wants to know how he knows it would be like that. Charlie says he looked at their catalogs and even though they push a "cutting-edge" product, they are still all about "market share" which means making a product everyone likes, which means eventually building something he hates. But if everyone likes it, doesn't that mean that Charlie would, by definition, like it too? Also, welcome to the world of profitable business. Obviously, it's a new territory for Charlie Salinger but his brother Bailey might be able to show him around since he's familiar with the terrain. Kirsten suggests that Charlie leave and work at one of the other million furniture factories in San Francisco. I'm being sarcastic -- how many furniture factories do you think are looking for designers? Charlie points out that Gus owns his designs from the past six months, and that those are the things he wants to build. Kirsten suggests he buy the business himself. Charlie says he's thought about it. Kirsten was just kidding. Charlie says that if they were asking him to run the company for them, he doesn't see why he can't run it for himself, and he knows it's a lot of money, but that's what banks are for. Kirsten says it would be huge amounts of money, but she knows he could do it. Yeah, because banks are just dying to give out money to people who don't care about market share or pleasing their customers, and have no business plan and no idea what it takes to run a business. In fact, I hear in San Francisco, bank managers just stand out on the street and hand out hundred-dollar bills to anyone who walks by. And the streets are paved in gold, I've heard tell. Go west, young man!