Out of body experience.
So I'm pretty quick on my feet when I'm in a show and someone forgets their lines. I'm can be pretty witty when I'm at a party and I'm "on" but I spend much time out of the "on" mode. In fact, I pride myself being one of the least "on in my daily life" actors that I know. So that means when in real life confrontations, I pretty much suck. I always think of the response 2 days later. That's why I'm so excited about what happened this week.
This is nothing to do with the industry except that it happened on Hollywood blvd. I had a meeting in Hollywood about a short someone wanted me to produce. So after driving around for 20 minutes, I found a spot. I started to parallel park but as I did I realized that that car in front of me, a white extended cab pick-up with a trailer hitch was way overlapping into my spot. (And there is no car in front of him at all) So I'm nosing back and forth trying to fit my car in the spot it's a tight fit. Finally I'm in and I roll up a little bit more, ever so slowly, because I can't see his hitch and so I'm pretty much parking Braille method. I am going so slowly that I know I've reached his car because mine won't go any further but there is no rough bump. I roll back a half inch and put the car in park.
The drivers door flies open and this guy comes storming over to me.
"Did you feel that?"
"You just hit my car and shaked it"
"I honestly didn't feel anything."
"Well you hit my car. I have a trailer hitch on my car. Maybe you
"Actually I did."
"Well it's a good thing I do or you would have ruined my bumper."
"You are in my spot."
"Your car is inconsiderately overlapping in my spot."
"And your trailer hitch is below my vision so I hit and probably dinged
"Which I would not have not done if you were not in my spot. So did
you come over to apologize?"
"Did you come over to apologize? Because if you did, I accept your
At this point I look forward. I see on the back of his truck. I turn back to him and say.
"You are not allowed to act this way and have that on the back on your
I point out the Jesus fish on the back of his truck.
"You are not allowed to act this way and then drive around with that on
your car. I'm not Christian but I know Jesus said some pretty cool
things about love, acceptance and compassion. None of which you are
"Just know you hit my car." And he turned and walked away.
I sat and couldn't believe what I said. I got out of my car. Not even a ding on my car and it was my bumper that "hit" his trailer hitch. So I made sure he saw me taking down his license plate (just in case I came back and my car was totaled) and I walked away.
Man that felt good.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Out of body experience.