Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Are Writers Crazy?
An example. Last night me and the hubs went through the drive thru. The car in front of us, at the ordering menu opened up his car door. Without thinking and just observing, what is your immediate thought?
Me: Oh look, that guys is gonna rip off the menu or something.
Hubs: What are you talking about?
Me: I don’t know. He’s suspiciously doing something. Just wait for it.
Meanwhile, my mind is running through all these possible scenarios, some unrealistic, but I’m totally watching this guy with his car door wide open. I’m waiting for him to pounce. To do SOMETHING. Because I know there must be a movtive. Why else would he be doing this?
Hubs: Yeah, wait for it. He’s ordering.
Me: Ordering? What do you mean? Just watch. Something is about to happen. I KNOW it.
Hubs: The only thing that’s happening is he’s ordering his food.
Me: Ya, right. With his car door wide open?
Hubs: (rolls eyes) His window is broke. It doesn’t roll down.
But in my mind, I had a whole story figured out for this guy. And the fast food menu. And maybe he had vengeance for one of the workers inside. But the boring reality of it was he was hungry, his window was broke.
Imagine the kind of world we would live in if everyone had boring brains? We need writers with overactive imaginations and dramatic thinking skills. So tell me, who’s with me? Who’s crazy too?
at 11:13 AM