At 2:45 AM, Ereka is on the computer and Nick is awake at the desk behind her. They discuss the fact that he's meeting with "ABC Distribution" at 10:00 AM. It took some poking around, but they're actually talking about ABC Office Essentials, a company that provides food and beverages and a bunch of other stuff to offices. I have to say, I checked out their site myself, and I failed to find a "yooge" quantity of extremely useful information, and it did take me about five minutes to read the whole thing. But anyway, Ereka asks Nick to read the site, and he doesn't want to. She says, "Are you telling me you don't try to understand your customer?" "Do you really want to enter into a discussion like this for twenty minutes about theories in sales?" Oh, God, no. Please. "Theories in sales"? That is the cocktail party of my nightmares. She says no, no theories, she just wants him to look at the site. He doesn't want to. "She's trying to tell me how to sell!" he says in disbelief in an interview. "It's absurd! It's like trying to tell the Pope how to pray!" That's right, you know. Nick is the spiritual leader of all the world's salespeople, and every year on Memorial Day, the highest of sales holy days, they gather in the city of his birth to hear him make an address from a high balcony. Nick goes off to bed, leaving Ereka high and dry and devoid of religious instruction.
High energy wakes us up for the next morning's antics. The first thing we see is Assorama and Kwame (oh, poor Kwame, all with the babysitting duties all of a sudden) visiting some salon or something where they're theoretically trying to sell water. When they get inside, though, Assorama decides to break the ice by asking how her makeup is. This leads to a consultation in which she brags that she got gloss put on her lips, highlight color on her brows, and extra "rouge." Rouge? Wow, remember to put it back in grandma's purse when you're done with it. In her post-meeting interview, she crows, "As you can see, he gave me a new look, and we sold two cases of water!" Two cases. Again with the fifteen bucks. I'm not sure how much business Assorama knows, but it's not very good productivity to send two people for an hour to get a fifteen-dollar sale. Not even if the fifteen dollars was pure profit.