Celebrity Encounters: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
There was an AskReddit yesterday for women who have slept with rock stars or celebrities, and while on the one hand, *uuuuuggghhhhhhhh,* on the other hand, the stories are fascinating. So I was wondering if any Knotties had any good "celebrity encounter" stories.
I have three celebrity encounter stories. My celebrity encounters are really nerdy. And I don't mean in a kind-of-cool "met Patrick Stewart at Dragon*Con" stories (which my friends have, the lucky bastards), I mean I've met the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan. I met him through work and I know absolutely zilch about economics, so I asked him what it was like to be on "The Daily Show." He thought I was talking about the book he was promoting, but I was just genuinely asking what it was like to meet Jon Stewart. Alan Greenspan blew me off.
My other nerdy celebrity encounter of note was Salman Rushdie. He taught an English class at my alma mater and I saw him walking through the library one day while I was talking to my friend, a desk assistant. I literally spit my coffee into my friend's face upon seeing Salman Rushdie. Sir Salman Rushdie was less than impressed.
Lastly, I once saw Samuel L. Jackson on a plane from Philadelphia to Atlanta. No one made a fuss because he was staring us all down, like, "I dare one of you motherfuckers to say something."