I particularly like this photo shoot. I work in the Tribeca area of New York City, and I see buildings and views like those in these pictures every (work) day. Gives me a reason to think about Richard Armitage every day – as if I needed a reason!
A Fantasy of Richard Armitage in New York City
Another day of work. I walk from Canal Street to my office, passing the Tribeca Grand Hotel.
Get a coffee and go up to my office. Put on the computer. Look through my emails. Staff starts to come in. The day begins.
11:00 – a phone call. My secretary buzzes the intercom. “It’s a personal phone call. Richard Armitage’s assistant.” Ha ha. “Thanks”, I tell her. Punch the button. “Hello?” “Hello, is this Ms. Astra?”
“Yes, who’s calling?”, I say. “Hi, Ms. Astra, I’m Laura, Mr. Richard Armitage’s assistant. You know who Mr. Armitage is, right?”, a woman with a British accent says. “Of course, but…” , I say. “Mr. Armitage asked me to call you to see if you would be willing to meet with him to discuss labor relations. He has been offered a part in a film where he would play a union leader and he remembered that you had written to him and that you were a labor relations director. He is wondering if you would be willing to meet him to give him some background information about labor relations in the U.S.?”, she says. “Whot??”, I say. “This is a joke, isn’t it? Who is this??”, I say. “My name is Laura, and I REALLY am Richard Armitage’s assistant, although I know that it may be hard to believe!”, she laughs. “Mr. Armitage would like to know if you can meet him at the Tribeca Grand at noon today. I think it is not far from your place of work?” “Well, sure I could meet him, I guess.”, I say, hesitatingly. “Great! I’ll meet you at the front desk at noon, then?”, she says. “Well, ok, sure, why not? How weird is this??”, I say. “I know”, she says, “but don’t worry it will be fine. He’s a very nice man, and won’t take up too much of your time.” “OK”, I say, rolling my eyes, “we’ll see about that!”