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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cowboys Booted from Dance Rehearsal

Rehearsals have started for the Festival of Mickey Mouse, a company-wide initiative for 2009 that includes featuring Mickey, Minnie, Tic and Tac (Chip and Dale), and Goofy in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Apparently friction is already showing up, resulting in Cowboys being told to leave one of the recent dance rehearsals.
(Consistent with the lax journalistic procedure that has come to characterize the content of The Casual Reporter, this is all hearsay, and generally one-sided information.)
Here's the juice:

The Cowboys and Stunts arrived on time at the rehearsal (except for Pete) and the cowboys were told they would not be required to dance if they didn't want to. They could just watch.

With the artistic coordinator, director, choreographer, and other self-important types supplied with chairs and the cowboys told to sit on the ground, the rehearsal started and continued for a couple hours, the Stunts and Richie dancing and rehearsing.

Finally, the director told the cowboys who were watching it was their turn to dance. Brock reminded Kramer that he was told he wouldn't have to dance. An argument ensued, ending with J.P. alleging that Brock had been paid to do nothing for the last two years (Brock was on training leave) and if he didn't want to be there, he should leave. Brock left.

Chad, who also sometimes plays the speaking parts, was ordered to dance. Chad reminded Kramer he was told he wouldn't have to dance. "Why did you come here then?" Kramer asked. Chad replied that he was asked to and he was getting paid overtime. The lead cowboy supported Chad, pointing out to Kramer that the cowboys were indeed told they wouldn't have to dance. Kramer said that if they didn't want to be there they should all just leave then. So they did, except for Richie, who later observed that there are plenty of ranches back in the states that the guys could work on if they didn't want to do their job here.
Hi ho, Hi ho! It's home from work we go!
(whistles)
Hi ho, Hi ho, Hi ho!

1 comment:

Desiree said...

I'm so glad I visited you guys last week and not yesterday. "Quelle ambiance" that must have been. NOT!!!!! Take care.