The Office Ranger

The Office Ranger
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Zach is a forest ranger who works in an office. He yearns to be in the forest and feel like a ranger people see in movies and tv shows. He finally gets an opportunity to go help out with a wilderness event, but fails to read the details. Expecting to be out leading a group on a hike, he gets stuck in a mascot outfit handing out brochures. Disgruntled, he storms off into the woods and gets lost. He comes to the conclusion that he's not cut out to be a real forest ranger and gives up. His coworkers find him, rescue him, and shame him. From there on out, he lives out his career behind a desk, content and at peace with his cozy office setting.

Storyboard Text

  • Zach is a newly hired forest ranger whose main duties revolve around office work. Zach yearns to be in the forest though.
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  • One day, Zach gets an email from a coworker asking for his help at a wilderness tour. He quickly agrees to go and doesn't even bother reading the fine print...
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  • Zach, we need an extra helper for our "Ranger Day" wilderness hike this weekend. Care to help? -FINE PRINT-
  • From: Bob
  • Zach arrives at the meeting spot, excited to go hiking. His coworkers instruct him that his task for the day is to stand at the trailhead, in a costume, and hand out brochures.
  • Can't wait to go hiking fellas!
  • You didn't read the email, did you?
  • Screw this, I'm out of here.
  • Feeling humiliated, Zach ditches his costume and storms off into the woods to catch up to the hiking group.
  • Free brochures!
  • Nice mask, nerd!
  • Despite bragging about being a forest ranger, Zach's technical skills are lacking, and he gets lost in the woods.
  • This doesn't look familiar...
  • Zach is found by his coworkers, who are grumpy and stressed that they had to spend all day looking for him.
  • I'm going to die out here.
  • This is my life now. And I'm okay with that.
  • Guys!! I found him!!!
  • Zach returns to his desk job with a new found appreciation for office work.
  • What an idiot...
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