There we stood at the Ideal counter, ordering our pound of Princess, ground for drip, thank you very much. We’d never seen the countergirl with the disarmingly high voice, and here’s why. Loosely abridged:
Chatty Customer: I haven’t seen you in a while. How long were you gone for?
Counter Gal: I was away for eleven months, training horses.
Chatty Customer: Oh, well I wrote a script.
Counter Gal: Wow, that’s cool.
Chatty Customer: Yeah, I was working Craft Services on a movie and I met Vin Diesel. He’s also a filmmaker you know. And he said, ‘you gotta shit or get off the pot.’ So I did.
Counter Gal: Oh. cool.
Calling TO Craft Service Screenwriters! If you need a push getting that film out, Vin Diesel is on the job. Thank heavens TOist had a cup of coffee to keep us sane in this weird world of overheards.