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Emily Grossman

Your name will be famous.

May 2, 2006 at 5:41 AM

If I hadn’t taken a week off from practice, I wouldn’t have strayed from the routine far enough to rent a movie for a change, and I would have missed out on the discovery. As the fortune cookie would have it, though, I came into the video store on Monday with my friend and rented Singing in the Rain.

We approached the lady at the register:
“Emily Grossman.”
“Emily Grossman... Oh, you must be George’s wife. Tell him we’ve missed him lately.”

I laughed and made a note to tell George, since he comes in so regularly that the employees know him by his first name. My conversation with the clerk was not particularly extraordinary. I didn’t think twice about it until Wednesday, when I returned the first video (which was delightfully old-fashioned and romantic) and rented East of Eden.

A different girl assisted me this time:
“Emily Grossman.”
“Oh, so you’re Emily Grossman. George Grossman always comes in here, and I’ve always wondered who you were, since The Account is under your name, not his.”

I laughed and told our friends about that incident. George must rent a lot of movies at night while I’m practicing. I don’t blame him. It gets pretty boring sometimes. I can’t ever sit through a movie, though, so I’m never the one to pick out something to watch. But without my usual evening practice, I found myself back at the video store on Friday to return the second video (which I do not recommend unless you like being weirded out by a not-so-pretty girl acting strangely toward James Dean, who also acts strangely). This time, I rented Fame, since I’d never seen it and was curious about the rumored violin talent in the movie.

A young man stood at the register:
“Hello, my name is... Emily Grossman.”
“You’re Emily Grossman? Wow. It’s nice to finally meet the Owner of The Account. I’ve always wanted to put a face to the name.”
“Yes, it’s me, Emily Grossman.”

From Jim W. Miller
Posted on May 2, 2006 at 7:29 AM
How 'bout a nice 400 page book instead?
From Sydney Menees
Posted on May 2, 2006 at 8:31 AM
Wow! That's so funny! The owner of THE ACCOUNT...oh man.
From Emily Grossman
Posted on May 2, 2006 at 8:36 AM
How 'bout a nice 400-page metronome drill instead?
From Neil Cameron
Posted on May 2, 2006 at 3:03 PM
Surely the metronome deserves it's own account at the video store?


From Sydney Menees
Posted on May 2, 2006 at 3:20 PM
Ever checked out any metronome videos? Perhaps you could be a star in a metronome documentary! That would entertain Alaskans AND you would gain more "star" status!
From Carley Anderson
Posted on May 2, 2006 at 3:46 PM
Either that or a red dot. (As opposed to a "star". Bad joke, I know.)

That's pretty funny, Emily!

From Laurie Niles
Posted on May 2, 2006 at 8:01 PM
When I walk into my son's kindergarten classroom the kids all greet me enthusiastically, "Hi Brian's mom! How are you, Brian's mom? Can you help me, Brian's mom?"
From Emily Grossman
Posted on May 2, 2006 at 8:44 PM
All this time, I never knew it was Brian's mom who was running this website! Nice to finally meet you, Brian's mom!

Fame was a big letdown, what with all those musicians and dancers and not a single metronome in the entire school...

From Aimee Liou
Posted on May 3, 2006 at 3:01 AM
But OH! Oh, oh, OH! How was our friend you-know-who in that movie? Eh? Do tell!
From Emily Grossman
Posted on May 4, 2006 at 4:30 AM
The rumors were true!

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