spikesgirl58 (spikesgirl58) wrote,
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That's the thing about theatre...

One thing that I like about my job is that it's never the same thing twice. My days have a sort of sameness, phone calls, helping patrons, correspondences and the like, but then there's that wild card.

They need a gun for our latest produce, Nice Work If You Can Get It. Okay, I dug out some fake guns and then I get a text in the middle of the night that they want to start working with the starter pistol and blanks. Okay, I pulled it out when I got to work (we have to keep it under lock and key because it looks real) and took it into the back where it was locked up in the prop cabinet.

Except James didn't know about the prop cabinet. He texted me last night because he couldn't find it. Then he found it, but all the cartridges were spent... that annoyed me because I checked them and they weren't. Then they decide the hammer is broken. Okay, the part about this that annoys me the most is that it was borrowed by Showbiz and apparently broken, but not reported. I mean, breakage happens and it's no big deal... unless you don't tell me about it. I wondered why they'd stopped asking to borrow it...

So today I have to find a new starter pistol and order it, rush, because they need it for this weekend. We haven't used it all season and now this... sigh. Just once I'd like things to not be a last minute rush job. it's bad enough we have t order hundreds of dollars worth of new rechargeable batteries, also for this weekend because the sound designer has a bee up his... bonnet. And because Araceli is on vacation, I have the box office, too. One thing for certain, it's going to be a fast week.
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