GEVA: Thanks, Frank!
I haven’t been able to make it to a Geva rehearsal in a few days now. But, I’m so glad to get the stage manager’s notes so that at least I have a feel for what is going on in the room. I have decided that I chose the wrong career. Case in point:
Line from my first email of the day: “Urgent! Please review the refreshed version of the (blah, blah, blah) datasheet for business approval and provide background and justification.”
Line about the characters from the stage manager’s rehearsal notes: “We’re definitely consuming a lot of wine. Do we think these people always drink something white?"
So, as a case study, I am going to interject a few of Frank’s masterpieces during my day tomorrow:
As I get the call underway at 5:00am to discuss the revisions the other team sent on the Operating Level Agreement I will simply ask: “Did the Pepto Bismol come from you folks (too)? We’ll need a spoon to go with it."
During the extended staff meeting, I'm sure the Director will have questions about resources needed to support the program. I will simply tell him “Please add 1 cigarette for the convict bookseller” and “a vampire killer stake”.
My immediate team is gathering to discuss the outcome of our presentation to the Vice President last week. My contribution will be “…we can expect mayhem and/or a mess after (she) freaks out.”
During our Sales Readiness brainstorming session I will be sure to ask “… (are there) other solutions for this besides them working in their underwear?"
And, finally, in response to the tips of my hair being dyed every color in the book these last two months I’m sure that someone on my team will finally demand the following: “Can (Lasher’s) convict do-rag be rigged so (she) can just stick it on (her) head without tying it?”
A million thanks, Frank. You just made everyone’s day much more interesting.