So I didn’t get the commercial that I was called back for earlier this week. Easy come, easy go. But I learned yesterday that I had an audition for a Publix commercial set for this morning. The wardrobe was typical Publix attire, a polo shirt and apron.
I’ve been in Publix no fewer than, I don’t know, ONE THOUSAND TIMES, but for the life of me I could not remember what color polo shirts the employees wear. So I decided that I would take all three children with me to do a little sleuthing. And pick up some groceries since we were there anyway.
The polo shirt color was green. And as luck would have it, I do not own a green polo shirt. In fact, I do not own a polo shirt of any persuasion. So this warranted a trip into the Beall’s Outlet store after the groceries were safely stored in the car. I was prepared this time, however, as I had the good sense to bring Jensen’s Nintendo DS.
Therefore he was thoroughly entertained while sitting in a chair, and had no interest in fondling the ladies lingerie.
I found the perfect green polo shirt. Perfect in that it a) fit, and b) was under $10. The only apron that I could find had large red lips on the chest, with “KISS THE COOK” emblazoned underneath.
I felt that it might be a bit distracting, so I opted not to have an apron for the audition.
I got myself ready, and pulled my hair back into a pony tail. Since it was raining, I was awfully glad not to have to worry about my big hair issues, because a pony tail, as we all know, covers a multitude of hair sins.
When I arrived at the audition, looking rather perky and cute, for me, I learned that everyone had to PUT ON A HAIRNET. And they even provided us with a complementary one from a bag of USED HAIRNETS.
The casting director introduced a little levity by telling us that if he stared at the bag long enough, IT MOVED.
I was not amused.
Then I looked about the room and I noticed something that I found comforting. No one, and I mean no one, looks good in a hair net. So I put mine on, not even bothering to look in a mirror.
Frankly, a hairnet does a good job of leveling the playing field.
I believe every audition that I go on should demand a hairnet.
Except that next time, I’m bringing my own.
Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!