"You had to deal every day with people who were foolish and lazy and untruthful and downright unpleasant, and you could certainly end up thinking that the world would be considerably improved if you gave them a slap. But you didn't because, as Miss Tick had once explained:
a) it would make the world a better place for only a very short time;
b) it would then make the world a slightly worse place;
and c) you're not supposed to be as stupid as they are."
from Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
Meet my new stage management mantra. I might have to print this out and keep it somewhere I can see it at all times. (Yesterday an actress missed her entrance. Not in a 'was chatting backstage so missed the cue but was only a few seconds late' way. No she missed her entrance in a 'in the dressing room with her shoes off, feet up, and a computer on her lap surfing the internet, wondering why it is so quiet suddenly' way.)
Also, if anyone was wondering about the LJ Idol poll there isn't one again this week. The voting is being done by ten 'Gatekeepers', people the mod has chosen to read and respond. The bottom 14 will be done after this, so those remaining will be in the top 40.
I got an email from my brother yesterday titled 'update'. In it was one word typed in red, 36-point font: TWINS!