For this one, to save both your lives, you must terrorize a co-worker into self-confidence.
FACTORY FIRE (any gender, late teens through late life)
So you can drive the truck. Look at me. You're telling me you really think you can drive the truck and get us out of here? You really think you're up for it? Look at me. I don't want to upset you. I don't want to psych you out. I believe in you. I do. I think.
But didn't you tell me that you tend to freeze up under pressure? And this is a pretty high pressure situation, right? The factory is on fire, could blow at any minute. There might be some flame that you'll have to drive through. Some rubble you'll have to drive around. You think you'll be able to handle that?
Because if you are, great. I mean, totally great. I think I broke my arm when I fell down the stairwell. And this is a two hands on the wheel job, right? I guess I could drive but I don't know if I could handle the pain and maybe it would seriously mess up my arm in the process where I might have to have it amputated once we're outside this, IF we get out of this place so I REALLY NEED YOU TO STOP CRYING AND TELL ME THAT YOU ABSOLUTELY KNOW YOU CAN DRIVE THE FUCKING TRUCK.
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