Rob's Conversation with Rob Lowe

Here is an email my good friend Rob Strong sent me earlier today its worth the humor:

“I was on a film shoot from noon till 2a.m.  Liu and I are doing extra work for our new hobby.  ‘Gotta shoot the breeze with Rob Lowe about 1 a.m.

The conversation went something like this:

                                                          DIRECTOR

                                              Cut!

                                         

The buzzer buzzes, a room full of extras sigh with relief, and Rob, the extra runs up to the assistant director, grimacing and holding his crotch like a little school-boy.

                                                            ROB STRONG

                                      Oh, God!  Please!  We have five minutes

                                      till the next shot gets set up.  I’m an old

                                      man, and I’ve gotta take care of my

                                      prostate!  My bladder’s distended like a

                                      playground kickball.

The Assistant Director waves Rob on without even looking, continuing to argue with the other Assistant Director through his head-set.

                                                      ASS. DIRECTOR

                                   

                                    Just don’t try to come back in if the red

                                    light’s on!                                         

Rob smacks open the steel door, and stops for a second enjoying the cool night air.  He begins to stroll quickly down the sidewalk toward the bathroom-for-extras on the other side of the trailers.  He hears the door open again behind him and turns briefly to see a black-clad figure walking swiftly just behind him.

                                                  ROB LOWE

                                  How’s it goin’.

                                                  ROB STRONG

                                  Hey, man, okay.  I’ve got a tank load of

                                  coffee to get rid of.  I didn’t know we’d be

                                  here this late.

                                                  ROB LOWE

                                  Yeah.  I know.  I’m gettin’ ready to go

                                  fire some up myself.

                                                  ROB STRONG

                                  Right on, man.  See ya.

                                                  ROB LOWE

                                  Yep.

Rob Strong continued to stroll swiftly toward the bathroom, his distended bladder taking up more thought space than the brief encounter with celebrity.

As he peed into the urinal, he grinned with elated relief.  Then he thought to himself

                                                  ROB

                                  Holy shit!  I just talked with Rob Lowe

                                  about piss and coffee.??

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...is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC., PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, served as a "released minister" at Camas Friends Church, and father of three. He enjoys sketchnoting, sharing conversation over coffee with a friend, listening to vinyl and writing creative nonfiction.