A while back I was doing a very serious play with a very dramatic, silent opening. It was my job to walk on stage and speak the first words to get the play rolling. I was not looking forward to this.
I was telling my cousin Ryan that I had an irrational fear of coming out and saying COMPLETELY THE WRONG THING, like a sort of Tourrett's blast at a very important moment. He said, "just go out there, look at the audience and say: waffles."
"Then, just go on with the play like nothing happened."
I just booked a commercial for Monday morning.
(thanks to flickr users bicyclehead26 & Grupo Engasga Gata)
(don't sue me)