by Helen Cho, Production Coordinator/AP
You see, back at the ZPZ headquarters in New York, the crew blog purging experience is often times very much close to that of loan-sharking. It begins with the initial probe … “Do you have the blog?” “Soon, soon” is the usual answer. It quickly progresses to the more specific time-sensitive fishing …“WHEN will you have the blog?” A guilty “Soon, soon, I promise” and a brisk walk away. It buys you some time and you go about the rest of the week in your normal routine: you come in and out of our office, walk the same cruise controlled path from coffee to your desk, say hello to the same people … And? No mention of the blog. Coast is clear but it goes eerily unmentioned and unspoken of for some time … and then… just when you least expect it … a wrong turn from the bathroom and BOOM – you get “the look” It’s come to the point where no words are even exchanged but you know what they want. They know that you know what they want …you owe them … a crew blog. I’ve seen this same situation unfold countless number of times, indiscriminate of position on the production team totem pole. There have even been attempts of blog bribing… blog pawning. “Hey [insert former intern’s name here], so … how’s that blog coming along?” But no, no … alas, I somehow find myself in this situation again … writing the beloved crew blog.
But don’t get it twisted; this is by no means a complaint for lack of blog-worthy content.