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TITLE: TO THE GRINDSTONE
(GUY standing at bus stop, maybe leaning on the sign, reading a magazine folded back on itself in one hand while holding his briefcase in the other; he's an ordinary middle aged man in a suit, very bland and regular in a slightly too old-fashioned way. The other people at the bus stop pay no attention to him and seem to give him a bit of a wide berth...nothing blatant or obvious, it just seems like they give him space despite the bus stop being otherwise fairly crowded)
GUY: (caption) Another day, another dollar...another day at the ol' rat races.
GUY: (caption) Bus to work, put the time on the clock, bus it home again...same old same old.
GUY: (caption) Still, it pays the bills and keeps a roof over my head. Last thing I want is to be homeless in THIS economy, especially seeing some of the freaks wandering around.
PANEL 1: (sidelong medium shot: GUY looks up from his magazine as bus pulls up)
GUY: (caption) I don't want to h