Did you have a good weekend? Was it fun? Was it productive?
Yesterday was the table-read slash meet & greet for my upcoming web series. And, as expected, 2 of the MAIN characters weren’t able to make it. It almost messed up my mood, but I kept it moving.
I arrived at the library 30 minutes early, thinking, hey, I’m doing good…Only to find out they double-booked and had to change the room they’d initially reserved to a smaller one. Still, I didn’t trip because it’s better than not having a room at all, right? BUT…I was about to trip on the lady’s rudeness. In fact, a few of us were.
So…1 o’clock hits and still no room. 1:03…1:05…1:07…nothing. I’m trying to get the rude lady’s attention, but she was occupied with other customers. One time, she looked me square in the face and I politely said,”It’s past 1 o’clock.” She turned her head as if I said nothing.
At 1:10, one of my cronies, I meant, cast members walked over to the desk, customers and all, and asked, “Can you just tell us which room we’re in?” The older man, who was right there with the rude lady when the nice lady admitted she’d double booked, acted oblivious and said “What’s the name again? All the rooms are taken.”
I gave him my company’s name, and the rude lady jumped in and said, “It’s Room 2, straight to the back and on the left.” I gave her my “Please-don’t-make-me-act-up-in-Dearborn Heights-because-I-will” look. Like, why didn’t she say that before when we were having our staring contest??? But anyhoo…
We walked to the room and….
IT WAS LOCKED!!!!
Before I could say ANBESOL (For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, click the link to watch the vid :-) ), one of my cronies, I meant, crew, was at the front desk.
The rude lady comes floating back there, having conversation with us as she’s opening the door, trying to lighten the mood. She even says a joke that none of us laughs at. We were all dead-pan like…
Rude lady, don’t try to be nice now. Get on out so we can get started.
NOW TO THE GOOD PART!!!
The read was a success! The actors got into character, and even stepped up and read lines for those who didn’t show up. It was a great feeling.
The POINT of it all
The absolute moral to this story is, although the day started off rough, with the room and the characters not showing up, I had to keep…pushing…forward.
I’m a firm believer in that what is for me is FOR ME…and will be, regardless. Through tornados, hurricanes, monsoons…whateva.
WHAT’S MINE IS MINE
I’m also a firm believer in when you’re passionate about something, you will make it happen at all costs. This was evident when one of the cast members drove from OHIO (2-3 hours away) to attend the read. Another caught the bus. That’s passion. That’s commitment.
I’m gonna do what it takes to get this project off the ground because I BELIEVE IN IT!!!! PERIOD. That’s the only option.
I hope the rest of your day turns out just as you want it to.
Keep pushing…Keep it moving…AND
DON’T STOP ‘TIL YOU GET THERE!!! ~ Phette