Two men are arguing at Home Depot. One man, Letter A, insist that it will go his way, and the other man, Letter B, tell him that it won’t fly. Letter A becomes extremely furious when suddenly he grabs a brick and throws it out of the depot.
An older women enters a bus with her poodle and sits down next to a man smoking a cigar. The women politely asks him to stop smoking. The man refuses. Both of them gets into a heated argument. Suddenly, the older women grabs the cigars out of the man’s mouth and throws it out of the window. The man becomes furious! He grabs the women’s poodle, and throws it out the window.
Suddenly, the dog jumps back onto the bus, but he has something in his mouth. What is it?
This is a story that my teacher told me when I was pitching him ideas last Friday.
One of my pitches was unfinished. Imagine if I told the story above, but without the ending: the part where the dog jumped back with a brick in his mouth.
What the…? A brick?! Shouldn’t it be a cigar?
I thought, initially, the dog would jump back with the cigar in his mouth, but what my teacher did was “planted” the first scene where Letter A threw the brick.
At least, you have to asked yourself at that point, what happen to the brick or why did he throw the brick? It was then in a later scene that it would be used for the dog.
Although it didn’t make sense…. somehow it did.
The first scene had the brick planted. The second scene made use of it at the payoff.
The brick had finally served its purpose.