Go Back   Customers Suck! > The Heart of the Site > Sucky Customers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

  #11  
Old 09-13-2019, 10:07 PM
Nunavut Pants's Avatar
Nunavut Pants Nunavut Pants is offline
Warning: He thinks he's funny.
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,028
Default

Quote:
Quoth greek_jester View Post
My biggest claim to fame was having a nice long chat with a dapper older gentleman in the bar at a con, and not twigging until about twenty minutes in that he was actually one of the con guests...
My mother used to be a professor at UC Santa Cruz. She went to a faculty mixer, and started talking to a charming older gentleman. She missed his name, but she thought he was nice.

Someone later asked her how she enjoyed her conversation with Tom Lehrer...
__________________
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged.
One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world.
The other, of course, involves orcs." -- John Rogers
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old 09-14-2019, 12:28 AM
AccountingDrone's Avatar
AccountingDrone AccountingDrone is offline
Insomniac with Cable TV
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Ct
Posts: 2,519
Default

Quote:
Quoth greek_jester View Post
My main reason for wanting to meet anyone famous was to be able to look them in the eye and thank them for all the pleasure they've given me with their acting/writing/singing over the years. I have also never gone up to anyone when they're not working i.e. in an autograph queue, book signing, whatever. On the odd occasion I've seen someone famous out and about I let them be; they're as entitled to time off as I am, and bothering someone during their time off is Not Nice.
*snicker* I know a bunch of authors, and have been an occasional con author wrangler. I am currently sitting here with lavender hair courtesy of a bottle of custom hair dye one of my favorite authors sent me. I have met and in one memorable instance fallen off a ladder into the arms of an actor - most actors are pretty nice people when you treat them like regular people. The ones who want you to worship them tend to have ego issues Running into random actors seems genetic, my mom kept rounding corners in NY and body checking various actors/singers =) She 'ran into' Alfred Drake 4 times, he finally invited her to have coffee with him, he was joking that it took him 4 times and a year to get up enough nerve to ask her to coffee
__________________
EVE Online: 99% of the time you sit around waiting for something to happen, but that 1% of action is what hooks people like crack, you don't get interviewed by the BBC for a WoW raid.

Last edited by EricKei; 09-16-2019 at 11:25 AM. Reason: fixed broken tag
Reply With Quote

  #13  
Old 09-14-2019, 12:41 AM
csquared's Avatar
csquared csquared is offline
Loanshark IT
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: On the verge of Cumming... GA
Posts: 1,461
Default

A friend of mine had gone into a music shop/guitar store. The owner was talking with an older gentleman who was jamming on a guitar. My friend listened for a while. Between numbers, my friend compliments him on his playing and asked if he is in a band. The guy hesitates and says "Yeah." Little while later, the owner says "Gary, can I get you something to drink?" My friend turned to the guy and asks, "Gary? Gary Rossington?" and preceded to look for a hole to crawl into.

A few year ago, The Wife and I went to NY. A couple she knows moved there so that he could get into the NY theater. They know a few people, and set us up for a backstage tour with one of the minor actors. He is a real pretty boy, gay as the day is long, but the fangirls are crazy about him. Oh, the looks we got when we told the doorman who we were there to see.
__________________
Life is too short to not eat popcorn.
Save the Ales!
Toys for Tots at Rooster's Cafe
Reply With Quote

  #14  
Old 09-14-2019, 03:12 AM
otakuneko's Avatar
otakuneko otakuneko is offline
^w^
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: In the anime store
Posts: 1,438
Default

Quote:
Quoth greek_jester View Post
My biggest claim to fame was having a nice long chat with a dapper older gentleman in the bar at a con, and not twigging until about twenty minutes in that he was actually one of the con guests;
Had a similar experience at a con. Waiting for a panel, started talking with a woman and her partner about the subject matter -- Lupin III. I didn't catch on until the panel actually started, that it was actually Ellyn Stern and Richard Epcar (Daisuke Jigen) I was talking to.
__________________
Supporting the idiots charged with protecting your personal information.
Reply With Quote

  #15  
Old 09-16-2019, 05:18 AM
Racket_Man's Avatar
Racket_Man Racket_Man is offline
stressed out broke pizza guy
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: In the land of Green and Gold eating Pepperoni with an UZI
Posts: 3,159
Default

my closest "brush" with famous persons is mostly the local BUT world wide know American Football team here in Cheeseheadland Central.

We have delivered to their houses and a couple of times they came in with their kid(s) just to have pizza. we left them alone to enjoy the time with their family.

Since I am a "transplant" I tend not to fanboy like the locals might. still a fan of the team.
__________________
I'm lost without a paddle and headed up SH*T creek.
-- Life Sucks Then You Die.


"I'll believe corp. are people when Texas executes one."
Reply With Quote

  #16  
Old 09-16-2019, 07:20 AM
Nunavut Pants's Avatar
Nunavut Pants Nunavut Pants is offline
Warning: He thinks he's funny.
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,028
Default

Heh, just remembered. A buddy of mine used to be a manager at a camera shop, and he also was a photographer. He was working the store's booth at a local street fair thing, taking photos that were later developed back at the store. One of his coworkers saw someone walking out of the photo area with his kid, and got very big-eyed. "DID YOU SEE WHO THAT WAS???"

"Yeah, it was a customer that I was taking photos of."

"No, that was Lars Ulrich from Metallica!"

"Just a guy with his kid that I needed to photograph, to me."
__________________
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged.
One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world.
The other, of course, involves orcs." -- John Rogers
Reply With Quote

  #17  
Old 09-16-2019, 09:39 AM
Ironclad Alibi's Avatar
Ironclad Alibi Ironclad Alibi is offline
Chairman of the Board
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Inside The Beltway.
Posts: 4,742
Default

Mrs. IA's cousin was walking into a Baltimore mall when a man held open the door for her. SHe looked at him and said, "You look familira.". He replied, "Johnny Unitas, ma'am."

I once saw Robert Duval in a restaurant.
__________________
"I don't have to be petty. The Universe does that for me."
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.