Utah Rugs recently conducted an interview with the Sari Silk, Rug Love Of The Day (#RLOTD) contestant Stanley “P”; in order to catch up on how he was doing and to see how he felt about being in the running for the Rug Love Of The Day award. This is what was recorded during the interview.
[Stanley timidly enters from the right of the screen, taking cautious steps not to disrupt or break any of the equipment on set. While talking to a staff member off set, in a soft empathetic voice he says]
“I’m really sorry about that lamp Peter, whatever I can do to fix it or help please let me know. It’s like that thing came out of nowhere…kinda…sorta…right?”
[slowly turning toward the camera he see’s the little red dot is on and with an embarrassed face begins to whisper]
“Are we rolling right now?…we are? Oh my goodness I’m so sorry.
[as soon as he let those words slip out of his mouth, a deep frustration engendered on his face that made it evident he was very upset at himself for his choice of words. He has a seat and begins]
Hi, I’m Stanley “P” but most people call me Pickles…
[pauses for a moment, looking down at the grown while softly biting his cheek ]
“…even though my last name is PICKLER I’m the joke of the Rug Community all because of an incident with a jar of pickles one Thanksgiving. Silly ole’me trying to impress a female rug I had thread-fully fancied for some time now, I ended up making a complete mess of it…literally. Trying to be the “Fruit of the Loom” I of course end up being the FOOL of the loom.
[looks away from the camera shaking his head]
I’ve tried to fit in; I even went to see a doctor. He diagnosed that my knots were in a bunch due to life related stress and gave me a prescription to go see Dr. Weaver for re-thread therapy…I’m clumsy not crazy Doc geesh.
[pauses in a deep thought]
The truth is I know what my problem is. Being a Sari Silk I have a constant tendency to apologize and say “I’m sorry” for things that aren’t even my fault. Sure I have some mishaps here and there, but what rug doesn’t? Show me a rug who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you a failure. I truly believe it is our individual imperfect threading that makes each rug unique and standout while fitting in at the same time. So I guess what I’m getting at is, may be the reason why I’m so apologetic is because, yes, at times I’m clumsy. But may be the reason I’m so clumsy is because I’ve been afraid to be myself in regards for others feelings; constantly not allowing my threads to shine and numbing and dumbing myself down in order to make others around me feel more comfortable. And in doing so…I’ve completely jeopardized my own comfortableness, and personality.
[looks directly into the camera]
So as far as being nominated as a contender for the Rug Love Of The Day award, I’m thrilled about it. My name is Stanley “P” and for once in my life I’m sorry…that I’m not sorry.
[camera pans out, he exits screen until he’s no longer in camera frame. All of a sudden a loud sound of pots, pans and other things crashing off screen occur, followed by a familiar voice]