Friday, May 30, 2008



Ladies and Gentlemen, meet "The Secret Agent," a Top Hollywood Talent Agent working for one of the Big Agencies in town, representing a "who's who" of celebrities and pop stars.  Mr. Agent has been trying to meet with me for months.  Why?  Because he thinks he can convince my company to do "big deals" involving movie tie-ins.  Truth be told, we don't necessarily need "Mr. Agent" if we want to do one of these deals, but finally, after months of badgering, I agreed to "do lunch."  "Great," said Mr. Agent, "I'll set it up at Cafe Med!"  Our appointment was set for today.  I don't normally enjoy meeting with Agents but I must say, this meeting was better than most.  Perhaps it's because he didn't show up.  After keeping me waiting at the restaurant for 25 minutes, he called me on my cell phone.  "So sorry," he said, "I've been slammed.  I'm leaving the office now."  "Don't bother," I replied, "I just ordered the Halibut ... and I'm charging you a ten percent commission!"  "That's funny," he laughed, "Let's reschedule for next week."  I tentatively agreed, and suggested he work out the details with my Assistant.  Who knows ... By the time he realizes that I don't have an Assistant, I might be willing to reschedule ... just for the Halibut!


garnett109 said...

you can always tune a piano but you cant tuna fish
I wrote this just for the halibut

deshelestraci said...

Hope he paid!

princesssaurora said...

LOL... I'll be your assistant Marty... I will keep him running for days... have him call me.  LOL

be well,

mpnaz58 said...

Stood up??  Certainly a way to get on your bad side!  Doesn't he know who you are for heavens sake??  Now all of JLand and the corners beyond know he's not likely not to get a second chance!
xoxo ~Myra

amy122389 said...

You KNOW I checked out the menu.  LOL  I'll have the gnocchi , Mediterranean tuna, and Kobe beef ravioli.  Maybe we can share a dessert.  ooooo...and a bottle of red, too!!!  I'm a cheap date, huh?!!!


rdautumnsage said...

I don't care how busy you miss an appointment is just rude and lack of organizational skills. If this is what he's about your not missing his business. (Hugs) Indigo

beckiepainton said...

ill be your assistant, does it matter that i live on the other side of the world, and weve never met?? you can pay me minimum wage.  ;P beckie x