Finally woke up after sixteen hours recovering from my meeting with the largest tobacco company in the world. They are moving into new ways of killing yourself. Whilst I am in no position and have no wish to moralise about smoking, (I used to be an Olympic level smoker myself) vaporising their product is no better than burning it as far as my lymph nodes are concerned. I have a friend who is a smoker, and his habit does not have the same effect on me as sitting in an enclosed space with a tobacco vaporiser going.
Apparently this method of imbibing tobacco is not actually regulated yet. As it is considerably worse than vaping fluids, I fully expect that it will be banned in enclosed spaces in the fullness of time, as actual cigarettes were positively benign in comparison.
So much for them. I will not be doing any work for them.
Just when I was moving into position to start on filming, it has emerged that the person I was working with has no connection or interest in the project, refused to understand what the project was about, and reverted to talking about the news as if it was something separate from him.
It is a form of self-protection to assume that there is nothing you can do to solve any problems, so I am not planning on taking a chisel and trapanning it into him. Therefore, I now have to amass a team from scratch and get the job done properly.
A small delay is inevitable, but at least it is at this stage and not halfway through. I have been put in this situation by this individual before, and it is extremely depressing. To this day, he will try to start an argument rather than take any responsibility for any part of anything he does. Kinda tired of that, so an early blow-off was preferable.
Thankfully, there are plenty of other exs, and I have my sights on one with some choreography experience.
Extremely tiresome, but inevitable and it is just as well it happened now rather than later. In the meantime, I now have plenty of time to write and finish the shoe collection to pay for all this….