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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted December 17, 2014 06:06      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Years ago, I worked for a company that did theatre technology, computerised systems that control lights, open and close the stage curtain, and fly bits of scenery about on stage. I've long since moved on to greener pastures ('twas long hours and poor money) but I still keep in touch with some of my old workmates.
So, over a pint at the local watering hole, one of them told me this story that he swears blind is true...

It's backstage after curtain closed on the Beyonce tour, and the star of the show is having A Celebrity Tantrum.
It seems her phone has vanished, she put it right there! before the show, and now it's gone!, and she wants security to strip search every technician and stage hand until it's found.
The stage manager, a famously laconic and unflappable man, comes over and tries to console her. He explains that backstage is a busy place, small items don't stay in one place for long, someone probably just moved it out of the way. Then he takes out his own phone and asks her number, so he can call it.
That won't work, she screams, because the ringer's switched to silent.
The stage manager smiles, and says.....
"Well, if you liked it, you should have put a ring on it!"

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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted December 17, 2014 14:22      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Something just doesn't ring true about that story...

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted December 17, 2014 15:20      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Some what like the soap scum ring on the bathtub.

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted December 17, 2014 21:12      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
Some what like the soap scum ring on the bathtub.

Um...I don't quite think so.

I'm not that up on popular music, but I do get that reference...
If true, I'd love to know whether her reaction was to laugh at the clever line, or be all the more displeased. [Razz]

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