Originally published at: menino.com - Miguel's website
Hitchhiker: You heard of this thing, the 8-Minute Abs?
Ted: Yeah, sure, 8-Minute Abs. Yeah, the excercise video.
Hitchhiker: Yeah, this is going to blow that right out of the water. Listen to this: 7â€¦ Minuteâ€¦ Abs.
Ted: Right. Yes. OK, alright. I see where youâ€™re going.
Hitchhiker: Think about it. You walk into a video store, you see 8-Minute Abs sittinâ€™ there, thereâ€™s 7-Minute Abs right beside it. Which one are you gonna pick, man?
Ted: I would go for the 7.
Hitchhiker: Bingo, man, bingo. 7-Minute Abs. And we guarantee just as good a workout as the 8-minute folk.
Ted: You guarantee it? Thatâ€™s â€” how do you do that?
Hitchhiker: If youâ€™re not happy with the first 7 minutes, weâ€™re gonna send you the extra minute free. You see? Thatâ€™s it. Thatâ€™s our motto. Thatâ€™s where weâ€™re cominâ€™ from. Thatâ€™s from â€œAâ€? to â€œBâ€?.
Ted: Thatâ€™s right. Thatâ€™s â€” thatâ€™s good. Thatâ€™s good. Unless, of course, somebody comes up with 6-Minute Abs. Then youâ€™re in trouble, huh?
Hitchhiker: No! No, no, not 6! I said 7. Nobodyâ€™s cominâ€™ up with 6. Who works out in 6 minutes? You wonâ€™t even get your heart goin, not even a mouse on a wheel.
Ted: That â€” good point.
Hitchhiker: 7â€™s the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 doors. 7, man, thatâ€™s the number. 7 chipmunks twirlinâ€™ on a branch, eatinâ€™ lots of sunflowers on my uncleâ€™s ranch. You know that old childrenâ€™s tale from the sea. Itâ€™s like youâ€™re dreaminâ€™ about Gorgonzola cheese when itâ€™s clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.
Hitchhiker: â€˜Cause youâ€™re f**kinâ€™ fired!