let me be your employee

  • Clark Kent: It's over Miss Luthor
  • Lena Luthor: And how may I assist you today Mr.Kent?
  • Clark Kent: There was a break in at Star Labs Weapons Laboratory. The police found your prints. You are going down
  • Lena Luthor: At what time was the break in?
  • Clark Kent: At 3 am
  • Lena Luthor: Well then my prints have obviously been planted. I was in my penthouse at 3 am and I can have someone vouch for me
  • Clakr Kent: Let me guess one of your many employees? You can't buy yourself an alibi Miss Luthor .Not this time
  • Lena Luthor: Actually she is not my employee. I believe you are familiar with Kara Danvers?
  • Clark Kent: Wh....what was Kara doing in your penthouse at 3am!?!?
  • Lena Luthor : Well it rhymes with Lex.....

So I know a lot of you are probably protesting right now, or planning to protest. As a former haunted house employee, let me tell you that your voice tires out QUICK. An hour of shouting will leave you in serious pain the next day. For my job I had to scream for hours on end, night after night. Here’s how I didn’t destroy my vocal cords! 

  • WATER! WATER WILL SAVE YOU! Water water water water water! Bring twice as much as you think you will need. Then bring an extra bottle. Take a sip every five minutes or so. I don’t care if you aren’t thirsty. KEEP DRINKING while you are shouting. It will save you pain later. 
  • LEMON GINGER TEA! I used to make a giant thermos of it and sip it in between scenes at the haunted house. It will SAVE your life. Take tiny sips often, and if your throat hurts after the fact, this will soothe the pain! Add honey to give it extra soothing powers!
  • Hard candies! I think it’s because they make you produce more spit, which helps your throat? I don’t know, but they passed them out to all the screamers at the haunted house, so obviously they do something. 
  • PACE YOURSELF! For real, do not start yelling as loud as you can at the beginning! Take breaks when you can! You may feel fine, but your throat’s gonna hurt like hell the next day. 
  • Warm-up! Any singer will tell you this! =) Don’t go straight into shouting, start slow!

Please be careful! Take care of yourselves, be safe, and again, drink water EVEN when you are not at all thirsty.