Sylvia’s Passion Project – Bab Empat

Dengan berat hati ia menyimpan file dan menutup jendela program, Sylvia menyadari bahwa ia bisa menghabiskan satu jam lagi mengerjakan dokumen tersebut tapi matanya sudah terlalu lelah untuk membaca dan dari tadi otaknya salah baca terus. Dia terlalu capai untuk merevisi dokumen tersebut lebih lanjut, sebenarnya saat ini juga sudah cukup baik untuk dikumpulkan.  
 
Perempuan itu mencoba mengistirahatkan matanya sejenak dan ketika ia membuka mata tiba-tiba sudah ada WishPlus berdiri sambil membawa bingkisan paket. Mata Sylvia membelalak; posternya sudah jadi!
 
“Seratus lembar poster, langsung dari percetakan!” seru si Genie. “Mau saya taruh dimana posternya?” 
 
Sylvia berpikir sejenak, mencoba mengumpulkan sisa tenaga dari otaknya untuk memberikan jawaban. “Eh… Sebenarnya membagikan poster itu bukan tugas saya, karena saya kira saya akan terlalu sibuk dengan pekerjaan. Bahkan sepertinya saya tidak punya waktu cukup untuk mengantarkan poster ini ke tim publikasi.”
 
“Duh maaf, saya kira kamu mau posternya diantar kesini, my bad,”kata genie. “Kamu mau saya antarkan ini ke tim publikasi saja?”
 
Sylvia merasa sangat beruntung, rasanya seperti dimanjakan alam semesta. “Yes please! Sini biar saya tuliskan alamatnya.” Ia bermaksud meraih penanya namun Genie menghentikan pergerakannya.  
 
“Bukannya saya tidak suka tulisan tanganmu, tapi kita kan hidup di abad 21. Bagaimana kalau anda lengkapi saja formulirnya di cloud?” 
 
Maka Sylvia mengetik alamat tersebut pada komputernya. “Supaya terdengar resmi, dan supaya saya merasa seperti tokoh dongeng, aku akan mengatakan ini.” Sylvia menarik nafas panjang dan dengan percaya diri berkata, “WishPlus, aku ingin kau mengantarkan poster yang sudah dicetak tersebut kepada tim publikasi.”
 
Genie mengedipkan matanya dan menghilang dalam kepulan asap. “Your wish is my command!” menggema di ruangan. 
 
Sylvia masih mengibas-ngibas sisa asap di sekitar mejanya ketika teleponnya mulai berbunyi. Ternyata itu Maria dari tim publikasinya. “Dengar ya Sylvia, saya tahu kamu sangat bersemangat dan ambisius, dan saya senang kamu berhasil menyelesaikannya tepat waktu, tapi saya tidak mau me-time saya yang berharga diganggu oleh pria gendut aneh yang mengetuk pintu jam segini! I need my beauty sleep; eye bags don’t make me feel pretty!
 
Maria terus menyerocos dengan suaranya sopranonya yang tinggi selama satu menit sebelum Sylvia bisa meminta maaf. “Wow itu memang cepat; bahkan instan. Sayangnya saat ini sedang di tengah malam,” kata Sylvia keras-keras.
 
“Kamu selalu berbicara sendiri di tengah malam?” tiba-tiba suara berat WishPlus mengagetkannya dari belakang.
 
“Hey, bung, terima kasih sudah mengantarkan, tapi mungkin lain kali kamu sebaiknya konfirmasi dulu dan buat janji dengan penerimanya,” lanjut Sylvia, “Ya tapi kali ini memang sebagian salah saya sih, saya tidak memberi tahu kapan tepatnya saya minta diantar.”
 
“Ah, terima kasih untuk masukannnya. Saya selalu mencari cara untuk memperbaiki diri,” kata genie “Tapi saya rasa tugas saya disini sudah selesai. Setiap client hanya mendapatkan tiga permintaan dan kita sudah mengerjakan desain, cetak, dan pengantaran,” kata si Genie sambil berhitung dengan jarinya yang gempal.  
 
“Iya memang sudah tiga dan saya sangat berterima kasih; kamu benar-benar menyelamatkan saya.,” Kata Sylvia dengan senyuman sambil menyender ke sandaran kursinya. “Apakah kamu akan menghilang begitu saja dari hidup saya? Saya tidak mau terdengar seperti gadis yang banyak permintaan tapi saya mungkin akan membutuhkan jasamu lagi di masa depan,” ujar Sylvia penuh harap. 
 
“Kalau memerlukan jasa saya anda tinggal melihat layar laptop,” katanya sambil berteka-teki. Lalu perlahan Genie mulai larut bersama asap. “Sampai jumpa lagi, dan jangan lupa itu ilernya dibersihkan,” kata Genie saat dia mulai menghilang. Sylvia kebingungan dan saat ia mencoba untuk berdiri dari kursinya untuk mengejar genie, ia terbangun.  
 
“Itu mimpi! Itu semuannya cuma mimpi! Sylvia menyadari bahwa dia tanpa sengaja tertidur di depan computer dan dia masih punya segudang pekerjaan. Ia mulai menggerakkan mouse supaya komputernya menyala lagi.   
 
“Ah seandainya WishPlus benar-benar ada,” gumam Sylvia. Lalu ia mengingat perkataan Genie sebelum menghilang. Ia menyeka mukanya dengan bersemangat saat layarnya mulai menyala dan disana terpampang dengan jelas, website WishPlus! “Benar-benar ada! Saya bisa menyebutkan keinginan dan memfokuskan diri pada pekerjaan saja!
 
Dan itulah bagaimana WishPlus, your printing Genie, membantu Sylvia dan passion project-nya. 

Reluctantly, she saved the file and closed the window, Sylvia realized that she could spend another hour poring over the document but her eyes were getting too watery to read and her mind kept mixing up sentences. She’s too tired to make any more revisions to the document, and it should be good enough for submission as it is. 

The lady rested her eyes for a moment and when she opened her eyes WishPlus was standing in front of her carrying a package. Sylvia’s eyes went wide; her posters are done!
“One hundred copies of the posters, fresh from the printers!” the Genie exclaimed. “Where do you want me to put these?” 

Sylvia thought for a moment, summoned up whatever wass left of her brain power to produce an answer. “Um… actually I’m not in charge of distributing the posters , since I figured I’d be too busy with work. In fact, I don’t think I have enough time to drop these posters to the publication team.”

“Oh, I’m sorry, I assumed you wanted me to deliver them here, my bad,he said. “Would you like me to deliver them to the publication team instead?”

Sylvia couldn’t believe her luck, the universe was spoiling her. “Yes please! Here, let me write you their contact details.” She went to pick up her fountain pen, but the Genie stopped her. 

“As much as I adore your penmanship, we do live in the 21st Century. How about you just update the cloud-based form?” 

So Sylvia typed the details on her computer instead. “Just to make it official, and to make me feel like some sort of fairy tale character, I’m going to say this out loud.” Sylvia took a deep breath and confidently said,WishPlus, I wish you would deliver these printed posters to the publication team.”

The Genie winked and disappeared in a puff of smoke. “Your wish is my command!” echoed around the room.

Sylvia was still fanning out the leftover smoke around her desk when her phone started blaring. It was Maria from her publication team. “Look Sylvia, I know how driven and ambitious you can be, and I’m glad you got the posters done on time, but I don’t like having my precious me-time be disturbed by some weird fat guy knocking in this ungodly hour! I need my beauty sleep; eye bags don’t make me feel pretty!”

Maria kept ranting in her high pitched soprano voice for another full minute before Sylvia got the chance to apologize. “Well that was fast; instant even. Too bad it’s in the middle of the night,” Sylvia said to herself out loud.

“Do you always talk to yourself in the middle of the night?” WishPlus’s deep voice startled her from behind.

“Hey, big guy, good job on the delivery, but maybe next time you confirm and make an appointment first with the receiver, Sylvia continued, “Well this one is partially my fault, I didn’t specify when you should deliver them.”

“Ah, thanks for the feedback. I always try to find ways to improve myself,”  he said. “But I think my job here is done. Each client only gets three wishes and we did that with the design, print, and delivery,” said the Genie while counting with his stubby fingers. 
 
“Yes that was three and I can’t thank you enough; you really saved me,” Sylvia said with a smile as she leaned back into her chair. “Are you just going to disappear from my life now? I don’t mean to sound like some needy little lady but I might be needing your services in the future,” Sylvia said hopefully.
 
“If you need services you can just look at your laptop screen,he said enigmatically. Then he began dissolving into smoke. “I’ll see you around, and don’t forget to wipe that drool,the Genie said as he began to fade out. Sylvia was confused and when she tried getting out of her chair to go after him, she woke up. 
 
It was a dream! It was all a dream! Sylvia realized she accidentally fell asleep in front of the computer and that she still had a ton of work to do. She moved her mouse around, trying to wake the computer out of sleep mode.

I wish WishPlus was real,” Sylvia mumbled. And then she recalled what the Genie said before he disappeared. She wiped the drool from her face with anticipation as the screen began lighting up, and there it was in all its glory, the WishPlus Website! “It is real! I can actually submit my wishes and just focus on my job!

And that is how WishPlus, your printing Genie, helped Sylvia with her passion project. 

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