The Continuing Adventures of My Self-Entitled, 22 Year Old Assistant
So if you follow me, you know about this guy: He’s the smug, perfectly sculpted 22 year old know-it-all that is a source of constant annoyance/amusement.
He’s the guy who, spying a photo of an 80 year old Ginger Rogers in a project I was working on says, “WHAT is THAT,” and upon schooling him that it was Ginger Rogers, replies with “Who the hell is Ginger Roberts.”
This is the same guy who, upon inspecting the poster of Clark Gable and Jean Harlow in Red Dust on my office wall says, “Who the hell is Clark Gable?”
So. Grain of salt…
TODAY he says to me, “Oh my god, you actually liked that movie Lincoln? It is the worst film I have ever seen in my life.” (You know, all 22 years of it.)
My gut reaction is:
But all I can verbalize is, “Oh?”
"OHMYGOD," he says, "I had to leave, like, 30 minutes into it. It was like a social studies textbook that Spielberg just slapped his name onto. It was boring—Daniel Day-Lewis was boring."
I am struggling not to choke. “Wait. WAIT. You think Daniel Day-Lewis was … boring?”
"He’s the most overrated actor ever."
To which I’m thinking …
But instead, I ask for clarification.
You know, benefit of the doubt.
He continues to dig his very, very young grave:
"Oh f*** yes. Anyone can play Lincoln. I can play Lincoln. Everyone knows everything about him.”
And so I rub my hands together…
"Everything, eh? Interesting. Then, tell me, were Democrats for or against slavery?"
"Democrats? Against it, obviously."
I am now beaming.
"And where exactly was Lincoln killed, again? Remind me?"
He thinks for a very, very long time. “Well, he was…”
"Where? At the theater? At dinner? In the white house?"
"Oh! The theater, that’s right, the theater."
"Yeah," I say, "you could SO obviously play Lincoln. Daniel Day-Lewis ain’t got nothin’ on you."
And as he always does, he rolled his eyes, alluded to me being an elitist, before leaving my office.
And I’m just like…
this is the best use of GIFs I’ve seen in awhile
i suppose i should at least open a word document for this 8 page essay due tomorrow
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