stool softener

So there I was, lurking in the sound stage shadows like a light-sensitive mole. This particular stage typically provided padded folding chairs for the wardrobe department and hair and make-up  (H&MU) department.  Unfortunately, all of the chairs were being used in video village to accommodate the large number of clients and gawkers on set.  In lieu of standing for hours on concrete floors, an apple box would have to suffice.

I sat quietly perched on a wooden applebox and deligently watched the monitors for any wardrobe malfunctions, wedgies, or sweat through. Then out of the darkness a hand holding a foam cushion appeared from behind me.  Forever burned into my comedic memory,  a two word question was whispered into my ear,

“STOOL SOFTENER ?”

Applebox foam cushion.  BRILLIANT!