I recently finished working as a production coordinator on a TV show, the first TV show I’ve *really* worked for. (ie. gots paid)
One of the tasks to which I was assigned in my last job was to collect the scripts and segment descriptions from the Associate Producers on the show and send them to the hosts. The documents they would send are referred to as “greens” in newspeak. Three times a week I would send out an email to the APs asking if their greens were ready. Eventually, in an attempt to make this process more interesting for them, and for me, I started doing stuff like this:
Right? That subject line makes you think!
Getting creative with Google Translate.
It’s true. Don’t go to Chicago for the fish.
Then I started to incorporate imagery to my silly emails.
He’s not, for whatever that’s worth. He’s just the only one with “green” in his name that I could think of…
I sometimes made them relevant to the people I was working with… (we did fashion segments)
I incorporated some of my own taste…
Briefly turned into a greeting card company.
…Got political. (Not shown, the email where I just directed all the APs to the Green Party of Canada’s website, I must have deleted that one. Or CSIS had it removed from my PC.)
…Used idioms to describe my feels.
Got market branding involved.
…and finally sent them all off with an epic psych-out.
I feel like a few are missing, (I most definitely deleted the one where I sent a picture of a nice, healthy crop of marijuana.)
The point of sending them wasn’t to make a blog post out of them all. That was never the intention. But because it brought me joy to take a second out of my day to think of some silly way to make my co-workers day a little bit funnier, or happier, or at least to distract them for a millisecond, I thought I’d share them with you. I was, after all, pretty lucky to get to work there.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (Tomorrow)