INT. HOME - DAY
An ALARM CLOCK goes off. We see a montage of a man, GRAHAM, getting up & excitedly going about his morning routine as he gets ready & goes to work.
Do you ever feel like a salmon? Wait, hear me out.
So, there are all these fish: trout, cod, haddock,
rainbow trout - - uh, what were the ones in Finding
Nemo? Anyway, there's all these fish just going with
the flow, making their way sensibly down the river.
Then there's you, the stubborn little salmon forcing
your way upstream against the current, like an idiot.
Mondays make me feel like a salmon. Fridays too, but
mostly Mondays. On Mondays I'm a happy go lucky
salmon, and by the weekend I'm not usually feeling
so upbeat anymore. Perhaps it's all that swimming.
INT. OFFICE BUILDING - DAY
GRAHAM arrives at work. Head up, he strides past a bunch of people who look miserable at a slow pace. He greets the receptionist, MARGARET. She has a mountain of coffee cups already forming at the corner of her desk.
Morning, Margaret! Lovely day, isn't it?
Margaret just looks at him sourly as he walks past. He goes up in the lift to his floor and sits down in his cubicle. The office is drab, his colleagues all look grey and beleaguered. He looks across to the adjacent empty...