So, I was at an audition this week for a non-speaking part. Four of us at a time were 'in the room', for a slate, show me your hands (Why is this?), tell me about yourself, and a 'now do this'. I was lucky enough to be #4, and watched the other three 'tell the CD about'...there other endeavours, all of which were out of the business.' I saw my opportunity to be different and let my guy know that I was an Actor. he stopped me: "Let's not talk about acting, find something else to talk about." Why? What's wrong with talking about your professionalism in the arena for which you are being employed? What is so bad about giving your every 24 hours to a vocation, and not squeezing an audition in in between your restaurant ownership tasks, ensuring that less than 100% of your attention is on the current production at hand? Why do all of this...for a non-speaking part? What can I show you by talking about something that has nothing to do with the part that will get me a non-speaking part for something completely non-related to me? It's...frustrating.