As many of you know, several months ago I was a victim of downsizing by my former company. For a lot of good reasons, I look at nearly all opportunities that I see. One of them was very much out of my realm of expertise, but I thought, "Why not?", and proceeded to take the preliminary steps to apply. The job? An extra in a movie being shot near my home near Richmond.
Who doesn't want to be in a movie? It looked so easy, just go to the website, fill out a short questionnaire, pick a few pictures, and in a few days, someone will call you and tell you to show up for your $100 (or whatever they are paying).
I got the call on Monday. I am so glad Cubby was around so that I could share my good news with him. For just $199 for the first year, these good people were going to make my picture and all of my information available to the good folks choosing extras for a Brad Pitt movie. Doesn't that sound just fantastic?
Needless to say, they have not parted me from my $199. Maybe it's all great, but I am one of those 'show me first' guys.