The Bendiana Jones bitterventures continue in the third installment of the franchise in Bendiana Jones and The Crystal Geyser of Forgetfulness. It all starts in a typically boring day in Bitter Bendiana’s life as he prepares for a vacation in late May. As he ties up the last of the loose ends at work, he gets thirsty, and lazy. He notices that he left a Crystal Geyser water bottle at his desk, and because the lunch room is too far from his desk, decides that he has no other option but to drink the disgusting room temperature water. He feels no effects from the water, yet. He leaves for what will be the next 10 days from work.
Even as he leaves, memories of the past…few weeks of work start to fade. His ability to remember what he does at work quickly leave him, but he doesn’t panic because that is a normal thing. After 10 long days, he has forgotten all his job functions completely. He doesn’t know how to interact with people on the phone, co-workers seem to be complete strangers, and remembering how to do a report is but a distant memory. But again, this experience is completely normal and one that doesn’t faze him in the least.
The annoying questions of “How was your vacation?” quickly help him remember how annoying his co-workers were and how much this place got on his nerves. The follow up question of “Hey, can you do my job for me again, just like you were doing before your vacation?” completely slide him back into the rut his was in and he quickly sets back into the boring and tedious routine.
By the time the fourth day back to work comes around, everything workwise is completely remembered. But something different happens this time. He is reminded by his calendar that another week’s vacation is happening before he can even get fully back into the swing of his full time misery. So without thinking, he draws another drink from the Crystal Geyser water and leaves again. Before he can even put the foot on the gas of his car, work completely fades from his memory. This time it is faster. And by the end of the week, tragedy strikes. He realizes that not only has his ability to remember anything about how to work is gone, but his memories of how to write fades too.
Though he has written over 740 blog posts, the first draft of a novel, and been published for a short story in a magazine, the Crystal Geyser water starts to take effect on his writing brain memory. The inactivity caused by the Crystal Geyser water has completely taken his ability to write a simple paragraph. He can’t respond to a comment on his blog, write an interesting post, or even comment on others blogs.
Bendiana knew he had to find the cure for the Writer’s Block given to him by the Crystal Geyser water. Through much research on the internet, he found that the Welch’s Grape Juice sitting on his desk RIGHT next to the Crystal Geyser was the cure. So he drank the elixir, and almost immediately, his ability to write something that wasn’t complete garbage was lifted and Bendiana went about his first day back writing a blog post and responding to comments and possibly even looking at other people’s blogs. He was also able to ignore work in order to do so. Bendiana never became the hero Gotham wanted, but lazy one that they needed.
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