Relations: Smash Your TV! (online version)
Hotcha (Giselle Cruz) 
There was something pure and undeniable about the smile of Hotcha. It couldn't be
created, it had to be discovered. Once discovered it had to be exploited. And then
it had to be managed, so that it's explotational value could be maximized. It had to be
packaged and pressed into service for profit. Experts, marketers, directors, forecasters
and executives all had to coordinate. Everything had to be timed perfectly. The public
was going mad, ready to buy like there was no tomorrow, anything that she would endorse.
The well-off Relations class citizens were out of their minds with anticipation and
speculation about what corporation would finally offer enough to bring Hotcha's smile
back to the small screen. And how long would it take? It was the most talked about topic
on the planet.
And then... there it was.
OH MY GOD! Is that really Hotcha??? She looks so different. Her hair is so short! And
it's black! And she's not holding any product! WOW!... WOW!
But she sure did have Hotcha's smile. People stared at the television promising to always
remember what they were doing on this day that Hotcha returned. Unemployeds in stores with
televisions in them fought one another, shoved one another, hurt one another to be closer to the
tv. WHAT PRODUCT!?!? Oh the anticipation was unbearable. There was going to be a race to
the store, to the aisle, to the check out counter. Everyone desperately craved the bragging
rights that would come with being the first to buy whatever it was.
Okay, everybody shut up! She's singing.
There was something pure and undeniable and unique about Hotcha's voice. When she sang it
could make you smile or dance or whatever it wanted. She was singing "I know I've been gone
for a long, long time" and many people started to weep openly as they started to realize how
much they had missed her. "And I know you want me to tell you what to buy." Everyone smiled.
That was not what they expected her to sing, but their smiles all acknowledged that it was true.
But then the music stopped.
"I'm not going to tell you what to buy. I don't care what you buy. Today I would just
like to ask you... to be nicer to one another if you can. If you see someone looking lonely,
talk to them. If you're lonely right now, go outside of your house and look around and see if
anyone else has just gone outside of their house. If they have, take a chance, ask them how
they're doing. Find out their name and what they like. Smile at them whenever you see them.
Ask them if it would be alright to ask them for help when you need help and offer to help them
when you have help to give. Thank you for listening. I wish I could give you all a big hug."