this past week of working on cinderella made everyone quite punchy. a few of the dancers and dancer moms were complaining that one of the stage hands was "mean" because he was asking them to get out of the way while moving a large piece of scenery. they complained that they got their feelings hurt (insert eye roll here) so he picked up a coloring book and crayons on his lunch break when he went to texas road house. when he returned from break, he taped the coloring book and crayons to the dimmer rack along with a sign that said "emotional support station." he said if anyone else complained about getting their feelings hurt he was going to send them over there to color to make them feel better. i got a good laugh out of that and couldn't resist snapping a picture.
here's my p.s.a. for the day: get the heck out of the way if stage hands are moving heavy scenery. we have jobs to do and cues to hit in very little time. we can't be worried about running your body over!