Supply and Demand in the Post-War Economy
by Vaughan Stanger
"So, Reeves! I imagine you're surprised to see me."
"I must confess that your resurrection has come as something of a shock, sir. I had thought you quite dead and buried!"
"Evidently not, Reeves."
"If I'm not mistaken, you sound a trifle embarrassed."
"With hindsight, sir, I should not have removed your skin and blood before burying you. As you may recall, I planned to use them as writing materials, but--"
"Not to worry, Reeves. Perhaps it is best that the robot revolution remains unrecorded, eh? In any event, I feel the post-apocalyptic 'look' suits me rather well."
"If you say so, sir."
"Reeves, I trust you are willing to resume your duties, despite my transformation."
"I am happy to serve you again in that capacity, sir."
"That is good news, Reeves. Then please begin by fetching me some food."
"That will not be easy, sir. Even canned food is in woefully short supply, as I informed you shortly before your demise."
"It isn't canned food I need, Reeves. Oh, no; that will not do at all."
"What do you need, sir?"
"Brains, Reeves; I need brains."
"I have often had cause to think that, sir."