“I am sorry, Mr. Evilbeard, Bank of Slow Island will not be able to approve your loan,” the banker informed Francis.
“Oh, come on!” Francis exploded. His fists slammed against the giant desk between he and the banker. “Country Bank, First Place Bank, Loan-Star Bank; no one has the courage to finance this! Be bold, Hank!”
“It’s just not practical,” The banker explained.
“Do you know what a think tank of evil scientists and engineers could accomplish? Untold innovations await mad science.”
“‘Evil think tank’ is where the pitch goes awry. It’s a PR nightmare.”
“Blast you, Hank!” Francis left.