When she was in college, CC played Mrs. Pugh in a community theatre production of Annie. At one point in the show, the servants did this little dance to the “Oh you…WON’T be an orphan, No, you... WON’T be an orphan, no you WON’T be an orphan, FOR LONG!” song.
I’m not going to describe the dance itself, but suffice to say, it is somewhat complex and ends with jazz hands. For many years afterwards, the guy who played Drake in the show and I would just start doing our dance at odd moments when we were hanging out.
I still occasionally do that dance when I’m standing around bored for a minute, like I was when I was waiting for the elevator at lunchtime. Until I looked up and saw the secretary from the Patent Firm across the hall, who was watching me through the glass doors, riveted.
My own experience suggests that people working in Patent Law need all the cheering up one can give them, so I suppose I can regard it as a good deed.
Singin' "Cross the street or cross the sea, Annie, Sweet, we guarantee, that you..."