Revisiting Past Glory

, , , , | Right | October 28, 2020

I conduct market research surveys. Basically, we ask mall customers to watch movie commercials and give their opinions. To avoid conflicts of interest, we cannot interview anyone who works for the film industry.

Me: “Do you or anyone in your family work for the movies?”

Guy: “I don’t work for the movies. I star in them.”

Me: “Really? What were you in?”

Guy: “I was in Glory.”

Me: “What a great movie. Who did you play?”

Guy: “There’s a scene at the end where there’s a bunch of soldiers standing at the top of a fort. The camera zooms in on a fat soldier. I’m standing next to him.”

In other words, he was an extra.

Me: “Okay, well, [Coworker] is going to show you a commercial now.”

I go and find my boss.

Me: “I’ll give you ten bucks if you go up to that guy in the sunglasses and say, ‘Didn’t I see you in Glory?’”

She wouldn’t do it.

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