Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Overheard #1


The first in (possibly) a continuing series.

In a theatre, just as the lights are dimming for the opening scene, a man seated behind me who obviously has a glaring lack of knowledge of how the theatah, sweetie dahling, works says:

"I don't know why they need a stage manager. They only have 3 chairs and a table."
UPDATE I was tempted to turn around and say, "Might I suggest, sir, that you adopt a slightly less literal interpretation of the job title?"

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10 Comments:

Blogger Xtreme English said...

Our Town?

August 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Pseudonymph said...

You did point out that it is their job to manage the stages of idiocy in the audience, and he's passed with flying colours?

August 27, 2009 at 5:02 AM  
Anonymous Audrey said...

Surely he was winding his date up?

August 27, 2009 at 6:55 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

He's reduced your role to three chairs and a table?! You should have turned and said, "I think the stage manager is that skinhead sitting behind you, and dahling, he has a tempah." When he turns his head to look, punch* him and run!



*I don't advocate violence, but sometimes it's the only way... ;)

August 27, 2009 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger WrathofDawn said...

Not "Our Town." Local production you'll NEVER hear about. Political theme. *yawn*

I considered pointing that out.

He didn't appear to be on a date.

That would have been more fun than watching the play, I can tell you for nothing.

August 27, 2009 at 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Audrey said...

He didn't appear to be on a date.

Now why doesn't that surprise me?

August 28, 2009 at 6:08 AM  
Anonymous anita tedaldi said...

Found your blog through Mir and have been reading your posts, it's wonderful!
Will be coming back daily to stay in touch!
Cheers,
Anita

August 29, 2009 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger WrathofDawn said...

Hey, Anita! Welcome! Glad to have a new reader.

August 29, 2009 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Ricardipus said...

Now, if only we could get rid of the *actors* as well... ;)

September 3, 2009 at 5:19 PM  
OpenID coopernicus said...

I love people who are under the grand illusion that everybody in the world wants their opinion...sure he wasn't a refugee from FOX News????

September 4, 2009 at 4:22 PM  

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