Reached out to a friend the other day. After not being in touch for a while, my first email basically was a question about poisoning a certain type of animal. He’s a vet, and I’d realized belatedly that my current script has a scene where an animal has possibly been exposed to something severely toxic.
So I detail the situation to him, neglecting ABSOLUTELY to mention it’s research for my script. Instead, I end with: “Just wondering,” and close with: “As you can tell, things are the same with me. What about you?”
A few minutes later, the ominousness of my email like a canker on my mind, I send a short second email. To ease his mind. Poor animal lover. I write: “Perhaps I should mention I am asking for the sake of a fictional pet.”
His response referred to “your allegedly fictional pet.” He must think me mad. And to his credit, this doesn’t turn him off in the least.
Yeah. I think. 🙂
Driving around the Caucasus Mountains before our hike…