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Joy of Specs.

September 14th, 2005 · No Comments · Misc.

Josh Friedman was a struggling writer whose “actress” girlfriend had a very wealthy father and a tendency to constantly seek attention from every man she came across. One day, Josh sold a spec script and suddenly became a wealthy man himself while - at the same moment he heard about the sale - his girlfriend dumped him. A bit later, the following conversation took place:

ACTRESS: Hi, it’s me. Actress.
ME: Hi.
ACTRESS: Look…I don’t know how to say this but…did you shellack your Variety article to my apartment door?
ME: What?
ACTRESS: Just tell me. Did you or did you not polyurethene your Variety article to my apartment door?
ME: I did not.
ACTRESS: Well I’m a little freaked out. Do your friends know where I live? Did you tell them?
ME: I have nothing to do with it. I swear to God.
ACTRESS: All right. Gotta go…Oh yeah, by the way…I’ve got an audition coming up…I thought maybe you’d help me run lines…You know, just as friends.
ME: My pleasure. As friends.
ACTRESS: Great. I’ll call ya…

Needless to say she didn’t get that job. Perhaps it had something to do with her line readings…

But she did find out who pasted my Variety article on her apartment door:

Her father.

Her father sounds like a man who knows what he’s doing.

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