Thursday, April 02, 2009

I'm Surprised He Didn't Paint Me

Last night, during rehearsal, there was a photographer present who, as we were acting, was taking publicity shots of the show. After rehearsal, he was loading the pictures onto his laptop, and we were able to get a sneak preview of them.

We couldn't get a great look as we were all several feet away from the laptop, but it became apparent that there were some pictures unrelated to the show. One subject of these photos was some house. This led to the following conversation with me and a another guy in the cast:

Me: (Jokingly) Gosh! I look like a house!
He: (Earnestly) Stop that! You look great!
Me: Oh, I just meant the joke as if I were the house in those pictures.
He: Oh, I see. (Laughs)
Me: (Meaning the style of my humor) I guess I'm just too realistic.
He: (Thinking I mean that comparing myself to the size of a house is a realistic comparison) Knock it off!
Me: (Laughing awkwardly that I am unable to communicate well)

I don't know when I lost the ability to effectively communicate my intent with others, but I do miss it. If anybody has seen it, I will offer a reward for its return.


Buttercup said...

No, you're actually pretty darn good at communicating, but clearly he has not mastered the art of comedic hyperbole! But at least you got a good story out of it:)

Buttercup said...

I loved the title for this post btw!

Analyst Catalyst said...

Thanks. It was one of those titles where I had to write the post first and come back and title it later.

Christie said...

I miss being a part of the funniness that makes you you! That guy just didn't quite get it. Next time you see him, you should tell him up front that you really are that awesome. Just so he knows. Then next time he'll be ready for it.