Earlier this week I was contacted my a casting agent through my Macaroni Kid site about shooting a Walmart commercial in my town. After I checked her out and made sure she wasn't some crazy female serial killer, I agreed to audition and took along some of my friends to also try out. After we wait around for an hour and 2 of my friends bail on me because of sleepy kiddos, the casting director finally meets with us.
Lovely Hollywood lady who's first words to me are " I have a 7 year old and a 2 month and I'm nursing, my boobs are killing me" as she is grabbing her boobs.....Ummm, nice to meet you??
I get my 5 minutes of fame, she takes my pictures
I have time before I have to get baby girl, need snack for boy 1's class for tomorrow so I run into Walmart to get it. That store is a black hole. After I filled my cart with
DISCLAIMER #2!!! I am getting ready to be potentially offensive to someone who may be of strong religious beliefs last chance to turn back......
OK Don't say I didn't warn you
I get in line as the cashier rings me up the following conservation takes place for brevity I will call her Joan
Joan "Good Morning, are you having a good day"
Me "Yes, are you"
Me" I think any day you get is a good day"
Joan" I don't know I sometimes think what's waiting for me is better"
(me to myself who never listens to me, shut up shut up just smile just smile)
Joan" I know people look at me like I'm crazy when I say that but I can't wait to get to heaven"
Joan "Yes aren't you looking forward to hevan"
Me " Well, I think everyone has to decide what works for them and believe what they feel is right, in the end we really don't know who's belief's will be right so we just have to respect each person's choices"
(me to self AGAIN shut up get your shit and leave, she is the slowest ringer EVER)
Joan " Well everyone belives in heaven"
Me "Well, I'm Jewish and we believe that you live your best life here on earth and not for what may come in the afterlife"
(Here it come's you have one more chance to stop reading)
Joan " OH!, my daughter is a Messianic Jew "
Joan " you know I have learned so much about Jewish people, like now I know that Jew's do believe in G-d and that they believe Jesus was a prophet who will rise again"
Me" Well actually Jews for Jesus are not Jews, they are Christians who have adopted Jewish traditions and holiday's but actual Jews do not believe in Jesus, we don't believe that Jesus will rise again"
Joan" You don't?? Well then who do you believe the Messiah is?"
Me "Well no one knows, there are some clues about the Messiah in the Torah but we don't have someone already picked out"
Joan(looking at me preplexed) "So you don't believe Jesus is G-d or that he will rise again?"
Me "No, that is one of the way's that Jews and Christians are different and why if you are a Jew for Jesus you are really a Christian who celebrates Jewish holiday's and adopted Jewish customs but you are not Jewish"
Joan" Well the what do you call him? Rabbi at their church is Jewish and was born Jewish"
Me " Well he may have been born Jewish but if he believes Jesus is the Messiah, he is Christian"
Joan" Oh, well, I hope you have a good day"
Me "Thanks you too"
As I turn to leave the store, I see that the woman behind me in line and her little girl are staring at me, I smile and see that the little girl has a huge paper cross around her neck with Jesus in huge letters. I get my crap and high tail it out of there.....
And to top my damm day off, the casting agent sends me an email tonight to tell me they have scrapped the project.