Friday, August 04, 2006

Did you call the Fish Wrangler?

That was the question my boss asked me on the phone last night as I drove home from work. No, I hadn't called the Fish Wrangler. It's all part of this elaborate shoot involving moonmen, chili peppers and barracudas. I'm heading out towards Malibu in a bit to see what else I have forgotten to arrange. I have a very strange job.

On top of everything else, technical difficulties had my computer down for about eight hours yesterday. That makes my job much, much harder to do. I had to reinstall my operating system and download three years worth of updates, in order to do something as simple as check my mail. Sometimes I hate technology...

Hopefully, everything will go smoothly for the rest of the shoot. Here are some more examples of the kinds of things that people say to me at work:

Should I take the bagels directly to the pool?

No, take them to the band's dressing room

Find me Paris Hilton's address, right away!

Seriously?

Did you call the Fish Wrangler?

No, I did not. Sorry.

Are those your nuts in my salad?

I certainly hope not.

We need the whitest kitten they have, okay?

Find White Kitten. Got it. Anything else?

I'm running about an hour behind because the suit was still wet and I had to blow it dry.

Get here as soon as you can. And next time, just know that if you need to blow something dry, we have people on the crew who can do that for you....

Isn't Hollywood great?

11 comments:

Dale said...

Strange job seems to equal never a dull moment. With all those wacky requests, let's hope the output was worth all the crazy.

Everyone should have a crew who will blow you dry.

Holly said...

Are those your nuts in my salad?

I certainly hope not.


I hope that was your actual reply.

Saviour Onassis said...

Why anyone would want NUTS in a SALAD is beyond me. But I do like those candied walnuts...

mellowlee said...

aw, ur nuts *shakes head* ;)
Seriously, never a dull moment is a good thing :) I would love to have an interesting job.
What's that chinese "curse" I've heard people talk about? "May you live in interesting times"...is that it?

ziggystardust73 said...

"We need the whitest kitten they have..."

this sounds potentially alarming...

Saviour Onassis said...

Oh Ziggy, it is. It is...

Shroom-Monkey said...

So how does one get a job as a fish wrangler?

Dale said...

Are you still running around keeping Hollywood great?

Saviour Onassis said...

Shroom- Really, I have no idea. Most of the fish that were wrangled were dead, though. Which begs the question: Why wrangle?

Dale- I'm done running around Hollywood. I think I might trying just running Hollywood from now on.

Dale said...

I see you as definitely qualified.

Dale said...

Only after you get your star on the Walk of Fame should you let them walk all over you.