Superman took one wrong decision in his life. He retired from his Supermangiri and shifted to advertising believing that his long jumps, high jumps and takeoffs are highly creative. Hardly a week and his ‘passion’ started fading away. After all, he was bombarded with briefs, briefs and more briefs. So much so, that his all-time famous red brief lost its identity. And there was only one type of blue he could associate himself with, not the blue figure-hugging outfit of his, but the Monday blues that soon created Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday blues. The Sunday, which he thought will now be a day off for the supersaver Superman just became his day off from watching b@#$ films, his earlier Sunday routine. Why? Well which creative mind is left with any stamina to do anything on a day off? One needs to catch up with the long lost sleep of the week.
Nevertheless, he continued dragging himself to work thinking maybe one day the stars would be in his favour. But no, the workplace was nothing better than the red sun under the influence of which his powers would always diminish. He started losing hope, unfortunately there was nothing he could do, he had already ‘gifted’ his red cape to the creative director… alright bribe is the word. The saviour of all was crying for help… help in an ad agency… sure he had lost his senses.
He thought and thought and super-thought. Then one fine day someone told him that perhaps the creative director is not straight (actually on one of the bad days, Superman had refused to incorporate the ninth set of changes in a compendium and had left the client servicing guy waiting to avenge). Superman then thought that perhaps being gay would work wonders. He opened up his mind and tried ‘creativity’, read romancing with the boss. The creative director simply screamed his lungs out at the slightest hint of seduction and then there was a wind of change. Capeless, jobless, hopeless Superman had to quit advertising.
Well, it’s not that disheartening. We hear there’s a sudden rise in the sales of certain films, red capes and ‘briefs’. Is Superman returning? Well you will know soon.
P.S. Found this little story I wrote during the release of Superman Returns.