Blue Collar Costumes
Everyone thinks that working in costumes is glamor, sparkly ball gowns + couture. What they don’t realize is, it can be back breaking with all the lifting, heaving + shoving + it’s dirty! Oh yeeeeeah!!!! Bring it!!!!! That’s the part that I LOVE!!!!
Yes, no added dramatization here. This is the true fear we all felt at the sight of this trailer. We shuddered. The earth shook. It’s just me who added in the nerd factor of the Star Wars reference.
Y’all, those boxes were FLOOR TO CEILING!!!!! Floor. To. Ceiling. And each box was packed to the gill + WICKED heavy!!! Yes, I said “wicked”. Trying to represent my east coast cronies.
For those of you who do not know what Parkour is, it’s running, jumping, vaulting + what have you…over, under + around city building structures. Look into it. It’s pretty amazing.
I specifically sought out batting gloves from a sports store over the weekend, just to prepare myself for unloading this truck. This is because they’ve got grip + padding at the knuckles. Prime for hard labor!!!! Raaaaaar!!!! Youth size small for this chica!!!!
At one point during the day, I was emptying a box out, with Cacey nearby + I exclaimed, “Omigod, I’m so sorry!!! I just poured termite poop all over you!”. It’s true, that statement seriously came out of my mouth. Once in a lifetime! I had poured swept up termite excrement that came from the truck, onto Cacey’s hands + arms. Glamorous?! Think again young ladies with lofty dreams of working in costumes!!!! Think again!!!!!!!!!!
Manual labor is very satisfying for a task-master gal like me. But, manual labor can tap out the emotional reserves of most people (including yours truly) + towards the end of the day, the team was ready to feed one to the wolves +/or tear out jugular veins. It’s the adrenaline + despair that drives us. Nevertheless, today we all felt extremely accomplished, + a lot of high fives + squeals of happiness were exchanged throughout the day. Now that’s love.