I am fascinated by people who feel “called” to do something.
Patti DiVita had such a calling, in her case to make a positive film about restaurant wait staff. The result is “Did I Say Thousand Island?”
Here is a quote from her website:
Hi, I'm Patti DiVita. I'm a waitress, not a filmmaker. But I know I was called to make this movie. It's a romantic comedy, based on the incredible things I've seen in 30 years as a waitress.
I knew zippo zilch nothing about making a movie. So I read everything I could about how to make an independent film.
It was crazy. Everything about this movie just kept falling into place. I got actors and crew through word of mouth.
When I was writing, I felt like an antenna. The movie was already out there and I was the one who got to write it. I don’t care what you call it — synchronicity, the universe putting it in my way, for me it’s God. I'm not looking for world peace, but how about a little politeness?
Here’s a nice little article about the movie and the waitress behind it.
Waitressing: The Good, Bad, and Ugly
Celebrate: National Waiters and Waitresses Day (which was May 21)
(which was May 21)
On that note, your friends at the Panic Blog wish to remind you:
They put up with your bullshit because they are paid to do so.
Part of that payment is in the form of tips so please tip appropriately.
By appropriate I mean well.