Phone Tag Is Not A Professional Sport.
There is a new agent at one of the offices are rarely work with. Actually, I booked my first commercial through them years ago, and the agent actually said in the message, "We should send you out more often!!!" And then - no joke - I didn't hear from then again for a year and a half. (And, yes, I kept in touch.) Anyway, there is a new agent in that office who seems to have discovered my file and has called a couple times.
And its sort of painfully obvious he's new. He called the other day at about 6:30PM and left a voicemail saying he had an audition for me the next day... but left no details; just asked me to call him back. Fine. I waited until I was home in a quiet environment and sitting down with paper and a working pen in front of me and called him back. I got his voicemail. I specifically said that when he returns the call - if I don't answer (because I never answer my phone) - to please leave the details in the message or to send an email.
Twenty minutes later he calls but leaves no message. Ten minutes after that he calls again and leaves a message asking me to call him back. WTF. By now it's 10:30PM. FINE. I call him back and he sounds a bit like a used car salesman: "I submit your photo for an audition... and they want to see you!"
Yeah. I know. That's generally how it works.
Then last night I get a call from him after 7PM, saying - again - that he has an audition, and to please call him for the details. No, dude - leave the details on my voicemail and I will call you back with a yea or a nay. Oy. So, since I was hanging out with a friend, drinking wine at a bar at the time, it totally slipped my mind to call him back until I was on my way home at 11:45PM. And he wants to give me the details while I'm walking in the rain, carrying an umbrella in one hand and a phone in the other.
And, actually, its weird enough that he answered a call that late.
I don't know. I'm glad he's enthusiastic and is calling me - but would I be out of line in explaining to him how the process generally works?
Anyway - to round out this story - turns out I can't make today's audition, after all. Which is a bummer. But I hope there will be more...