I AM SO DESTINED FOR L&O
OK, God. I get it. Clearly I'm supposed to be on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Not only did the show inspire a post last week, but today, another sign.
SCENE: An Upper West Side branch of Commerce Bank.
[A tired, but clearly attractive, writer enters the ATM vestibule and approaches a cash machine. Punching several buttons, she realizes that the machine is not dispensing cash. She moves over to the other line, explaining to the woman behind her that the machine is broken.
Minutes pass. It is the writer's turn at the working ATM. She makes a deposit and is about to make a withdrawal, when a man at the back of the line speaks up.]
MAN: I guess that one's not working?
[A long silence as no one answers him. WRITER, mid-transaction, responds.]
WRITER: Well, it's kind of working. But it's not dispensing cash, which is kind of why we come here, so...
[She had thought it was funny. But still, silence as customers wait on line. WRITER finishes her transactions, and steps away from the machine. She walks to a bench and rests her bag on it, while she puts away her money and receipts and instantly recognizes the MAN on line. She approaches him.]
WRITER: Excuse me, Mr. Belzer.
RICHARD BELZER: Yes.
WRITER: I just wanted to say that I'm a big fan of your work on SVU.
RICHARD BELZER: Thanks.
WRITER: I watch it everyday.
RICHARD BELZER: Thanks a lot.
[WRITER emerges from bank and congratulates herself for not endlessly babbling to Richard Belzer the way she had to Matthew Perry that time near Central Park. Then she starts thinking about all the signs that have pointed her toward a guest spot on SVU. She determines that if she receives one more sign, she will put in a call to Wolf Films and Lynn Kressel Casting.]