aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Why do I always have to be "It?"

I hate chasing people on the phone. Lots of people gripe about meetings, but a good meeting can obviate the need for a lot of phone tag. For the same reason, I dislike changing an event after the information on it has been released. Every individual who comes in late wants to renegotiate details and expectations, often necessitating revising what you told everybody else.

One time, an actress was dithering over how she should play a scene. She asked for feedback from her director, the peremptory Alfred Hitchcock. "My dear," he said, "just do it the way it is in the script."

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