Ken was lounging around doing nothing, when he got so bored he decided to do something about it. He was going to make his boxing job for the Healthy Food Company more interesting. So he donned his mad scientist outfit-a white lab coat, gardening gloves, and goggles-and got to work. He worked for hours using different chemicals and tools until finally, "I've done it! I'm a genius! I've created the ultimate invention to make my boxing job more interesting!"
The next day, he took his invention to work with him. "What's with the box?" his friend Terra asked, "Don't you see enough boxes here?"
"This is different. Definitely very different," his voice lowered to a conspiratorial whisper, "I invented this last night in my…" he looked all around, "secret laboratory! Mwahahahahaha!"
"Okay, first of all, you don't have a secret laboratory, and second, it's just a box. Finally, what's with the evil laugh?" Terra was very confused.
"Look inside the box-and I do have a secret laboratory, it's in my garage!"
She just shook her head before peering down into the box as he'd instructed. When she raised her head her eyes were wide, "It's amazing," she breathed, "You are truly a genius Ken."
"I know," he replied smugly.
Over the next few weeks they used Ken's invention to make work much more entertaining. Unfortunately, the other workers found out about it.
"We want to use Ken's box too!" one of them said.
"Yeah, we're bored too!" another yelled angrily.
"C'mon Terra! Let's get out of here!" he grabbed her hand and started running, "Sorry guys," he yelled over his shoulder, "It's my invention, so we get to use it!"
"Get him!" a worker shouted.
"No! Get the box!" another co-worker replied.
Yells filled the building as Ken and Terra's co-workers chased them. They ran up the front stairs and down the back stairs, hiding under the stairs until they thought it was safe. It wasn't safe.
"There they are! Get the box!"
Around and around they went, knocking things down and causing complete chaos. Until Ken, still dragging Terra behind him, ran straight into the most dreaded person in the building-their boss.
"What is going on here? You are destroying the building completely with your silly chase. You better have a good explanation for this!"
"We do sir," said the biggest brown nose, "We want that box!"
"Ken, Terra, come with me now!" The boss ordered. They followed meekly.
Once inside his office, he held out his hands, "Give me the box," he commanded. Reluctantly, Ken gave it to him. "What is it?" he asked without looking.
"I invented it for entertainment while working," Ken replied.
The boss looked into the box curiously. Inside was a squeaky toy.
A.N. - I wrote this a while ago for a history assignment. I thought at the time that is really funny, but now I realize that a lot of my humor is hard to understand. I wanted to get other people's input to see if I should continue writing the sequel I've started. So review please!