I am not a fan of talking about work outside of work, and especially on my blog, but I had a conversation with my field producer yesterday that she keeps replaying, and I think it accurately portrays our working relationship.
Me: You want the good news or the bad news?
Field Producer: The bad news.
Me: The bad news is, I forgot to get a release from this guy for the shoot this weekend.
FP: Okay. What's the good news?
Me: The good news is, if the guy has a problem with the release, you'll talk him into signing it.
I later discussed with my friend Lisa how my producer could sell snow to an Eskimo, and Lisa agreed but one-upped me: "She could talk a dog off of a meat truck."
The real good news: I got the release signed. The guy was totally cool about it.