“All you need to do is follow SOP,” Frank said.
“I’d be happy to follow SOP if I knew what the hell it is,” Chad responded.
“Hence,” Chad said, “what you’re saying is that it’s your way of the highway, right?”
“Exactly, Chad,” Frank said. “For this to work, we cannot permit even the slightest variant into the equation. That’s SOP.”
“At the cost of adapting to changing situations?” Chad asked. “What good is the technology if it’s not versatile enough to react to and adjust to shifting priorities or environmental changes?”
“It’s was never constructed that way, Chad,” Frank said. “The technology was designed to do one thing and to do that one thing perfectly. There’s no reason to build adaptability into it.”
“So basically your SOP is to build planned obsolescence into the technology,” Chad said.
“You got it, kid,” Frank said. “That way, every year or two, our customers will have to upgrade to the latest device just to keep up. Cha-ching, cha-ching. And if you don’t like our business model, Chad, you can go take a hike.”
“No way, dude,” Chad said. “I bought a boatload of stock in the company a few years back, so bring on the cha-ching, cha-ching.”
Written for these daily prompts from yesterday: My Vivid Blog (reputation), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (ignorant), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (standard), Your Daily Word Prompt (hence), The Daily Spur (variant), Ragtag Daily Prompt (versatile), and Word of the Day Challenge (hike). Photo credit: stock.adobe.com.