Dad feels alienated from Show Business
Dad feels alienated from show business. It might have to do with the fact that his show got cancelled and that since we got back from Nice, France, Europe, he's gone on some pitch meetings and no one has called back.
In fact, the phone has hardly rung at all lately, which is great. Nothing these show biz nitwits has to say over the phone is going to change anything anyway. After days of not ringing, it rang yesterday. Mom was WiFiing by the pool and Dad was in the jacuzzi making those lists about money in his notepad.
Mom: (jumping up out of her seat) "Oh my god, the phone is ringing. Did you bring it out?"
Mom: "DID YOU BRING THE PHONE OUTSIDE WITH YOU WHEN YOU CAME OUT?"
Dad:"No. Did you?"
I think they are both waiting for calls from their agents and managers. Mom went on an audition last week for the part of a Russian ballet dancer who teaches pro football players how to do amusing end zone dances. I saw Mom practicing her ballet and her Russian accent and I can't believe a show like that is actually getting made. But nothing surprises me in this town.
Mom went upstairs to check the answering machine. When she came back out to the garden she didn't look too happy.
Mom: "It was an automated call from BMW."