Do you remember the old show "Truth or Consequences"? After carefully considering the consequences of sharing this story, I figured you will laugh so hard that whatever you are drinking will come out of your nose. So consider yourself forewarned! And if you don't get a giggle, then you are a grump!
I was commenting on Cindy's blog, Cute Pink Stuff about her mermaids and said someday I will tell you my mermaid story. She replied she'd like to hear it....
Please put whatever you are drinking down.
Around 1989 I had signed up with a local talent agency with hopes of breaking into the business. I got the call I had waited for but there was one small catch. Was I willing to wear a mermaid costume for 2 hours? Apparently I am the catch! Well being short on cash I figured how bad could it be? I picked up the costume and headed to the address on the bay in Newport Harbor where I was given a place to change before I got on the boat. Yes this would be a 3 hour tour(insert Gilligan's Island theme here)
Unbeknown to me I was the centerpiece on a buffet table! Yep, you heard that right! This was a corporate party for a Japanese beer company and I was in for quite the surprise!
Seriously there were plates of food sitting all around me! And each attendee came over and snapped pictures of their associates with me as they leaned over the buffet and tried not to get tartar sauce on their suits!
I was quite shocked. This was definitely not glamourous.
Now 2 decades later, 3 kids and a minivan I can say I would do it again!!!
Now bloggettes, you know my deepest, darkest most laughable moment!