Back in Adam and Julia's writing class, Adam takes umbrage at a note the professor put on his paper. The professors suggests they talk about it privately, which would be much, much more appropriate, but Adam presses on, asking why the professor wrote, "Brevity, sharpness, we need a point." Julia tries to get Adam to shut up. The professor says that the language made no sense to him, and that it took him longer to read it than it took Adam to write it. Adam says that maybe he just wanted the readers to lose themselves in the language, and that maybe there was no point. They argue this point, and then Adam reveals that the work he turned in was actually written by Samuel Beckett. Oh, aren't you a big man. Adam is really bugging me. Adam even has a review, where a critic said that Beckett's writing was "playful, but still erudite." I don't really get his point though, because does that mean the professor can't dislike Beckett's writing too? Plus, please don't compare yourself to Samuel Beckett, Adam. The professor gets pissed off and asks if Adam thinks he shouldn't be teaching the class. Adam says that maybe no one should be, and leaves.
Charlie is meeting with the banker, and describing the changes he has already made, like computerizing the billing system. The banker says that there's no one they would rather see run the company than Charlie. They must have cut the scene right before this that showed the banker smoking crack. That's the only explanation I can come up with, anyway. The banker says it's hard to make the case for the loan, because they don't have enough collateral. Wasn't this an episode of The Brady Bunch? Charlie says that they are banking on his outstanding orders. The banker is not convinced, so I guess the crack wore off. Charlie wants to know if they can do "something creative," but the banker says he's not in the business of being creative, and neither are other banks. ["I have to say, that is definitely not the case in San Francisco. It isn't even the case in Toronto." -- Wing Chun]