Meeting famous people who(se creative/professional output) you don't like


#1

Inspired by this:

I also met former health secretary Andrew Lansley when I was working for my previous job. Clammy handshake, from what I remember.


#2

Does oil paintings in his spare time, does he?


#3

Oh I think you posted this before I edited the thread title. I was like “what’s @epimer on about now?!”


#4

Cillian Murphy. I think the only film I’ve ever seen him in was the first Nolan-directed Batman which I didn’t care for. We just talked about music instead.


#5

Well now you’ve made me look a right (pralines and) dick.


#6

My area is full of wankers from nme hype bands of ten years ago, too many to mention


#7

Sanjay from Eastenders. Sang the Eastenders theme tune to him


#8

Kate Nash stepped on my foot.

Bitch.


#9

one of my ATDs is an ATD of the drummer of a relatively famous band. fucking hate the music, but I’ve obviously never mentioned that.

I worked in chris evans’ pub briefly, so met him a few times, which was awful.


#10

is that the band that literally everyone seems to know personally


#11

I can imagine Chris Evans thinking that everyone who met him would be glad to meet him. He’d go up to the bar and half-expect you to be awestruck.


#12

I met the Duke of Westminster. I say ‘met’. He ignored me.

He’s dead now.


#13

Did you walk in the road?


#14

bang on, really. he came in twice during my 4 month stint there, and both times he make unsolicited attempts to interact with customers eating their meals or having a pint. overheard him asking a parent if they wanted a picture of him with her son, when they were clearly just trying to have a quiet lunch. thought that was pretty pathetic.


#15

Never had the pleasure of his good lady wife


#16

yep.


#17

Ed Balls


#18

Met a few Tory MPs through work, usually when buildings are being officially opened.

Got into some awkward small talk with one of them when he asked if we were busy and I had to say that no, we weren’t and that we were making redundancies as a result of the government cancelling projects.


#19

Ronan Keating


#20

What did you say to him? chips the ball into the box