I was assaulted 3 times this week.
Sunday I attended an Indie film meet up. About half way through the meeting, the guy 2 chairs to the right of me gets up, turns and bends down, pulling his notebook from his backpack. All 25 of us at the table received this view.
Oh boy, what’s polite? Make a face and look away or stare in amazement?
At the gym on Tuesday, I set the pull up machine weight and began my pull ups. Suddenly, I’m overwhelmed with hold your nose massive BO. I wonder, is that me? After completing my first set, I do a quick sniff test. No, it’s not me. I’m surrounded by sweaty men so it’s impossible to pin it on anyone. Of course, unless you want to wander by each guy with a quick sniff and no way do I want any closer to that stench. I finish up my second set of pull ups, trying hard not to breath deeply. I move on to the leg press on the other end of the gym.
I hurried to the theatre to be an extra in an indie film. The director asked me to sit near the middle so all the extras group together. With only 20 of us, it’s the best way to look like a crowd of 50 on film. We’re the audience for a popular motivational speaker, who’s actually a talented improv actor in a suit. The smell of alcohol wafts over me. One of the extras downed more than a few. Whew! This is a non smoking facility otherwise we’d go up in a ball of flame. I’m stuck in one place for filming purposes. It’s a good thing it’s a big theatre as the air movement keeps the alcohol fumes moving in many directions, not just mine.
How about you? Been assaulted lately by hideous sights and smells?