Thursday, May 03, 2007

How to deal with celebrities

All right, so as a semi-F-list celebrity, I get recognized and mobbed a lot by people. Here in Greenville I can't really go anywhere without getting mobbed. Because of my experience as the "celebrity", I have come up with some rules that you should put to good use, are you to ever actually meet a celebrity. Like for instance, when/if I meet Dustin Diamond (Screech), I will put these rules into action.

(I decided to not focus on the negative btw, so the wall of shame is no longer)

#1 - Do NOT ask for an autograph while the celebrity is eating the following items: Baby Back Ribs, Buffalo Wings, Fried Chicken, Pizza, or anything where they use their hands to eat. Seriously, it's tough to have to wipe your hands 10 times during a meal to sign autographs. I'm really anal about my hands being messy so restaurants never give me enough napkins anyway. If I have to sign autographs, I make sure not to leave a rib juice mark underneath my sig. If you must ask for an autograph, how about bringing over a bunch of napkins for the celebrity? Actually...go ahead and ask for the autograph but bring napkins. Well...no, wait till they're done eating. Crap. Never mind....just do what you want.

#2 - If you want to take a picture with a celebrity, and they are eating something messy, make sure to let the celebrity know if they have something in their teeth or buffalo hot sauce ringing their mouth. Believe me, the celebrity doesn't want a picture on your myspace page that makes him look like a crappy eater. Crap. Hey, I like messy foods. What can I say?

#3 - If you ask a celebrity for an autograph, please at least know their name. If you don't know their name, then they probably aren't famous enough to deserve you asking them for an autograph. For instance, I have people all the time walk up to me and say, "Aren't you the American Idol guy?" To which I usually reply, "Yes I am the team mascot! Do you want to rub my belly for good luck? Go team!!!" And then I run off. If you don't know my name, don't ask for my autograph, because my autograph is unreadable and you'll never know how to prove you met me to your friends if you don't even know my name.

#4 - If you want to take a picture with a celebrity, please have your camera ready. We all roll our eyes when our mothers try to take our picture and can't get the digital camera to work. It's no different for celebrities. We don't want to sit uncomfortably with our arms around someone we don't know personally while the photo taker takes 7 minutes to figure out he's taking video of you and the celebrity with their arms uncomfortably around each other. And for goodness sake, save the freaking picture to your phone if you take it on your phone! Just hit save! I know you're excited, but rational thinking saves lives!

#5 - Finally, don't feel as though you have to tell a celebrity your life story. It's not that they don't care, but they don't care. I meet hundreds of people, literally, a week. I'm sure that most celebrities meet even more than I do. We are glad to meet our fans. We love to sign an autograph. We love to sign 5 autographs. We love to hear that why you love us. It boosts our ego. However, when I'm walking through the mall or trying to have dinner with friends or my wife, I honestly don't have time to hear you story of what you've always dreamed of and how I can help you get there. Now, I should note, that I have set up this blog to have a little different vibe than real life...here I have time to sit and think. In fact I've gotten to meet some of the posters and it's nice to have a connection. But honestly, when I'm walking through a mall, it's not the time to give me your life story. I promise I won't remember. I'm a reader. I memorize and remember by reading. So, save your breath and save the celebrity's time: tell them what you like about the music or the movie then let them go on.


NOTE: In case you didn't get it, there's a bit of sarcasm mixed in here...maybe a lot of sarcasm.

71 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok Chris, #3 and #4 literally killed me. I was waiting for a blog like this! Awesome! Thanks for making me smile.

PS: On a smilar note, I've often wondered how someone adjusts into public life - as in a reality TV situation which goes from 0 - 100 instantly. If you're able to discuss this, how did they semi-prepare you for fame on AI, or were you completely thrown in?

-NZ Fan

Carrie said...

I love you so much right now.

I expect to meet you on tour otherwise I might blog about how much you suck. ;)

Carrie said...

Also every time you mention the word Buffalo I am like, sup, shout out to me!~ Because I live in Buffalo. And yet the closest the tour is coming to here is Rochester. (Hour away.) What is up with that!

TimeYUPunishMe said...

Really? Some fans tell their life story? Ridiculously funny! LOL

Don't worry, if/when I meet you, I won't. :)

Have a great evening.

IknowIam said...

Man, I can't tell you how annoying it is when hot girls come and mob me while I'm eating corn-on-the-cob. I wanna eat in peace dangit! But what can I say? I'm just so dang lovable!
I feel for you brother!

Tom in ATL said...

Dear Jack -

I am asked for my autograph too - like dozens of time a day. And it's very annoying.

Of course it's just my wife with the checkbook - but I feel your pain.

Peace -

Tom in ATL

Tom in ATL said...

Speaking of Celebrities -

I got a call on my birthday from Ron Pallio - who paved the way for such acting legends as Screech. He was "Horshack" on Welcome Back, Kotter. And for $19.95 - he'll call you too. So you always got that to fall back on, if you know, the singing, song writing, and novel thing doesn't work out.

Peace -

Tom in ATL

Anonymous said...

Anything that requires lots of napkins is probably not weight loss material. Green salads require one napkin only. Then due to starvation you eat that also. Healthy and enviromental.
Shalom

Badpacifist said...

Remember little Lees Summit from your time in Missouri? Its a lot bigger now. I am just a little 'ole plumber and I can't go anywhere around here without being recognized by somebody. It must get really nuts for celebs. It is easy to have empathy for you even though we have no idea. I'll bet it is never ending. We all have different moods and if we can't share our real ...in the moment feelings..... it won't before long you would go nuts. Life is too short to fake it. I like how you try your best to set the record straight but your fame is going to continue to grow so don't try so hard to answer everything. You flat out don't have the time and you don't have to answer to every little thing. We know better than to listen to the silly stuff. When you play the Idol show at the MO state fair my family will be there to root you on. No one needs your autograph....we need your music. That will get us through the day.

Anonymous said...

Chris

Sometimes my husband will say something and when I get annoyed he we say, "It was a joke, It was supposed to be funny" and I will say, "If you have to explain it, it isnt a joke and it isnt funny." then we both laugh.

I was going to tell you, you really dont have to explain it is sacrasm and then I read the AI forum for you and realize you do, (that was a joke) lol

Christine

Cathy Storms said...

okay..I'm rolling on the ground laughing....You crack me up!!!! So I guess that means when I meet you I can't show you my photo album full of my grandkids..lol

Anonymous said...

Chris next time someone asked you for an autograph and doesn't know your name, just sign it with a different name like Brad Pitt or something. You are an excellent writer Chris, You know that chicken soup will have a book coming out in January. It's chicken soup for the American Idol soul. Maybe you can write them something. Good luck with your weight Loss. I know it isn't easy but you can do it. Hang in there, Chris. Sathe29@aol.com

risalea said...

Ok, here you go...the answer to your weight loss dilemma and to having to sign autographs in restaurants...no more ribs except at home! LOL

I guess being a celebrity is a two sided coin. Being able to go through Wal-Mart without being hounded may be over, yet when they quit asking for your John Henry, well, that's not good, either. It sounds like you've got a sense of humor about it though. Just remember, you will meet thousands of fans, but when that one fan is meeting you that one time, it's special and important to him/her.

Have fun with your fans this summer! How great to be able to meet them all over the country!
Risa R.

dblade said...

Great advice!!!

It took me a couple weeks to finally figure this out for my own (no more crying on your shoulder about AI) you don’t want to hear it and I’m imposing to do so unless it is directly related to your post.

Seriously, to ask anyone for autographs/pictures while their eating is just plain rude. (wait to tackle them in the parking lot... just kidding!)

Actually, I have traveled a lot!!! in my life... met celebrities many times at airports, as a movie extra, etc. and the only autographs I have are ones from official signing sessions!

Folks... Their real people... leave them alone unless they ask/motion/or start the conversation... than all rules of courtesy are off :-)

Christi (aka Maurrowe) said...

ROFL!!! This is a very helpful guide. I'll be sure to take it all into consideration if I'm ever to meet someone famous. Although I would probably be to nervous to even ASK for an autograph or picture XD
Unfortunately not many celebrities come down to Louisiana. I was so upset the AI tour locations weren't anywheres near me... I'm not going to be able to attend any of them.
hey-- one day when you and YOUR band goes on tour... make SURE you come down to LA ;)

  said...

Alright, Chris. Let me just say it here so I can avoid any weird, distracting conversation should you find yourself sitting next to me on a plane or something. "I love ya, man." Seriously. Thanks for sharing your music, and thanks especially for thinking aloud with us here on your blog. I promise that I'll never make you take a long, drawn out, embarrassing photo that can be sold to the tabloids, and I'll never ask you to sign a napkin to "Uncle Scooter, my greatest fan, with all my love." (But if you've got a moment, I'd like to tell you my life story and pitch this idea for becoming famous...)

Momof3inNY said...

Chris, you are funny - very very funny. I was just thinking if I did meet you when you roll in the BOOMING (ha) city of Rochester that I would take the time to tell you how much I liked you on the show, as well as my 7 year old and 3 year old too. And the time when my 3 year old saw a curly haired guy at church and loudly proclaimed "MOMMY, CHRIS SLIGH IS HERE", and when I said no, honey that's not him, she cried..... but now I won't because I certainly don't want to be an ANNOYING FAN! :) hee hee
Best of luck to you! You are funny, talented, cool - and you deserve much success. Good luck!!!!
A Mom of 3, and a big fan in Rochester! :)

Melissa said...

Hey Carl..er cameron....er charles...American Idol guy,

Did you know that when I was a little girl I always wanted to have my hair really curly and tons of it? Well, here's how you can help me get there...lol

Oh and, since you're "connected" with AI and all, can you set me up with the "Thank You" guy on the american Idol voting system? We kind of have a thing going. I called him about 1200 times Tuesday night. We either need to get married or look into restraining orders and stalker law.

Here's some ribs..can I have your autograph?

This was cute. Love your sense of humor.

Laura in CT said...

OMG I'm dying here...I honestly laughed out loud while reading this. I really do hope you finish that book because I'd love to read it! So many gifts you have...I'm jealous!

I put "Cry Tonight" on my myspace page a little while ago. :-) I love it!

Laura

Anonymous said...

Chris...as I'm sure everyone has told you...you are funnnnnnnnny. I so look forward to your blog everyday....all day...thank you...thank you...thank you!!!!!

Your Kindred Spirit

Kimberly said...

people actually tell you their life story? why do they think you would care? to be honest, I think im the type of person that would just leave the celebrity alone. whenever i hear stories about people meeting celebrities, it always sounds like one big awkward moment.

question: have you ever been to a mutemath concert? i went to one and it basically changed my life.

oh - and do you watch The Office?

Brenda said...

Some of your fans are as funny as you are!

I feel for you, brother. I make a living as a writer (but not the famous kind!), and I've had people want to tell me this great idea that they have for a book, or ask me how they can get published -- basically asking me to help make their dreams come true (such as writing the book for them). I listen and nod and then hope to never run into them again!

But hey, if you ever need help writing educational materials for schools, I'm your girl! ;-)

Sarah said...

I will be eating my messy foods (in peace) with a new appreciation in my heart :)

LOL at the whole life story thing. Yeah, good luck with that. I dont know about you, but crazy people make me shudder.

xangelglitterx said...

HEY CHRIS,
SITTING HERE LAUGHING AT THIS ONE EVER THINK YOU MIGHT JUST HAVE STARTED SOMETHING NEW??? BUFFALO WING IMPRINTS WITH AUTOGRAPHS.....JUST GOES ONE STEP FURTHER IN PROVING YOU WERE THERE....BY THE WAY WHERE DO I GET ONE???? ( HA! HA!)

PEACE $ LOVE

ONE LOVE........

x-ray chick said...

Thanks for making me hungry for ribs and wings...

I think people tend to forget that celebrities are people too, they deserve every dignity that anyone else would get.

Stupid public...
some sarcasm, some...

Dawn said...

well then I'll remember if I ever see you in public to not approach you...

I can understand how it's annoying to be asked for autographs at the most inconvenient times though.

ive met celebrities and had to have them wait for me to get my camera on b/c the battery was just about dead, and if i left it on long enough to ask for a picture, it would've shut off on us anyway so we had to turn it on right before we snapped the picture.
Hope they didn't mind too much.

I can imagine being on American Idol brings you the kind of fans who are just obnoxious however.
I've read the AI boards and thought "hm, wow" quite a few times.
They're quite enthusiastic a lot of them in ways I've never seen fans be about artists before.
Guess that comes along with being the most watched tv show in America...or I believe I've heard it was at least.

Ronni said...

Sarcasm is my 2nd language!

You forgot a rule...

When asking for an autograph, make sure you don't have a pen, or anything to write on. Heck, offer up a body part to sign and use ketchup!

Geesh.

LOL

Seriously. I just leave celebrities alone. I might introduce myself if I met you, but well, other than that, unless you are jamming with me and we gotta tune up, you won't hear from me. Your a dude. I'm a dudette. We are all the same. *shrug*

I never "got" the celebrity thing. Why do I check out your blog? Seriously? I found you on myspace a while back... loved your music. Fell over when you ended up on AI, and well, your the kind of guy (I think) that I'd hang out with, coerce into lazer tag and stay up all night at BW3's (think wings)just talking and having some cool conversations.

lol. oh well. nite. I just played for 5 hours straight and have blisters so I need sleep.

Can I have your autograph? *ducks*

xangelglitterx said...

STILL LAUGHING AT THIS BLOG...OK OK GOT TEARS NOW.....OH NO BELLY ACHING.....STOP!!! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU ON TOUR. YOU'LL BE IN MY NECK OF THE WOODS...ROCHESTER, NY. GOT A MENU PLAN FOR YA TO ADD TO YOUR LIST: CHRIS YOU HAVE TO STOP IN AT STICKY LIPS OR FLAMING DAVE'S BUT IF IT IS BUFFALO WINGS YOU DESIRE THEN THE DISTILLERY WILL DO. NOT JUST A DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT GOOD EATS THERE. BETTER YET BRING YOUR WIFE TO MY HOUSE I'LL ORDER AHEAD. I HAVE PLENTY OF NAPKINS, NO PHOTOGRAPHERS, A BIG SCREEN TV, (CHASING MY HUSBAND OUT OF HIS BIG COMFY CHAIR AS WE SPEAK. GETTING IT READY FOR YA) OK OK I'LL LET YOU CONTROL THE FLICKER.... (lol)GOT A TOUCH CONTROLLER TOO. OH YA..... AND..... I KNOW YOUR NAME.(COME HERE YA LIL BUDDHA) ONE OTHER THING I HAVE A TREADMILL YOU CAN USE IF YA WANT...THINKING I SAW THAT IN ANOTHER BLOG ENTRY.WHAT THE HECK YA CAN'T LEAVE AFTER ALL THAT FUN YOU BOTH CAN SPEND THE NIGHT. WE LIVE 10MIN FROM THE AIRPORT.OK IT'S A DATE TELL YOUR WIFE IT'S ALL SET. JUST LIKE HOME.
CAN'T WAIT.... ROCK ON!!!
P.S. SNORING NOT A PROBLEM. WILL REMIND ME OF MY DAD. WE LOST HIM A YEAR AGO AND HE WAS KICKED OUT OF PLACES HE LIVED IN FOR IT SO I'M SURE THIS CAN WORK. I DON'T HAVE TO GET UP FOR AND AI CONTEST IN THE MORNING.JUST CONSIDER YOURSELVES PART OF THE FAMILY.

PEACE& LOVE

ONE LOVE........

Dana said...

Now that was funny!

HstryQT said...

I will definitely put these rules to good use!

Like many others, I hope to somehow aquire meet and greet passes for the Tour (Maybe you can help us out on that one :) ).

I wish I could have been a "good" fan and quit my job and driven three states south to SC to come see you on your Fro Patro Tour. Does it count that I have the tour poster as my computer background? :) I try... I try.

Have a fantastic weekend!!

Lori (I suppose I don't have to keep putting "The History Cutie" after my name anymore).

teek said...

i just love your wicked dry sense of humour and sarcasm! Some ppl get it and some don't, which is dangerous as they'll take it seriously and cause such uproar like hhmm...u hating someone from some show perhaps? ;)

it's kinda anti climax when there's a "Note" at the end of your entry. but hey! still cracked me up!

TimeYUPunishMe said...

Honestly, I don't get star struck at all. I've met Angelina Jolie. I just snubbed her. LOL....Well, she's not Keira Knightley.

That's it. Make us laugh. :)

Teri said...

I feel an odd kind of connection to you cuz I've been in ministry with Josh and Joey Bradley. I've never "not really" known a celebrity before and now I feel an even not closer connection to you.
Chris you are so refreshing and crack me up. Keep blogging and eat all the messy food you want. I really miss the Wild Wing Cafe. Lucky! Don't post this K?

bmorebamma said...

some people seem to have no consideration, when a famous person goes out they have a right to the SAME respect and privacy as anyone else , i found the out first hand,i happen to work @a dept store the other day,a local celebrity. (a investagative reporter @ a local tv station,)she was in the fitting room where i was working . she handed me the items that she was not goning to buy, i noticed who she was . and i was ABOUT to say something , then thought better of it , she had as much a right to not be harrassed as i did if i was in her place. but SOME people don't get it. i treat people the way i want to be treated. but would not have the nerve to approach , cus i would be to nervious.and would figure you would want your personal space voliated. i know i wouldn't want mine to be.

Jim Sweeney said...

I wonder how you react when women that you don't know flirt with you or speak to you in very familar terms. You're a pretty charming and personable guy, so I can imagine that your tendency might be to be friendly and indulge their imagined connection to you just a little. Do you have rules for yourself when it comes to being friendly vs. respecting your wife? I'm sure your wife trusts you, but does it ever bug her when she's around or when she hears about the attention that you receive?

Toni said...

Thanks for the tips, Chris. I promise if I ever run into any celebrities (F-list or otherwise), I will keep them all in mind. Or more probably, I will forget everything, including my own name.

I've actually "met" very few celebrities, which you will realize is a good thing when I relate the last time that happened. Every year my friends and I go to the AI concert (so hopefully I will meet you there and can tell you my life story). *giggle*

Anyway, a couple of years ago we were waiting out by the buses before the show (no I am not a stalker, more like a groupie) and Constantine came out and took some pics and signed autographs. Instead of walking calmly up to him to get my pic and autograph like the mature adult I appear to be, what did I do? I stood about 10 feet away, with my mouth hanging open, unable to articulate at all. I then managed to dump the entire contents of my purse into the street while attempting to get to my camera, while also somehow causing the camera batteries to roll away from me to their final resting place under the bus.

It was a great time. At least you'll recognize me now when you see me.

EEEEMommy said...

You must be talking about my mom! Every time we went to the grocery store she ended up sharing her life story with someone in the check-out line! Love her!

Anonymous said...

Chris,

You crack me up! If I ever have an opportunity to, I fully plan to try to get your autograph. I'm guessing you won't play alot of venues in AL, but maybe you will get close enough.

I will try to follow your ground rules, but I can't promise anything!

DJ in AL

Marleybone said...

Well - I will try to adhere to your guidelines, but I really think there needs to be a distinction between a fan that doesn't know your name, and an avid Chris Sligh Follower, or "Slollower" as I prefer to be called. Maybe a secret handshake. I will work on that.

Patty MacArthur said...

Ok you made me laugh today...been a rough day and needed that! Thank you!
P.S. Just would like to share that I found out my first grandchild will be a boy! I'm very excited!

LYSS said...

too funny..

I say that if a fan comes up to you while eating ne thing, you dont' take the time to clean your hands..just go in all greasy and messy, and let them deal w/the smell that'll come off the paper/napkin/ect in a couple of days..lol
If i ever get the chance to meet you I'll make sure that I do have messy hands, the BBQ ring around my mouth, and a new package of napkins just so we can both feel awkward..lol
lyss

Anonymous said...

i love the part about mothers and cameras.. reminds me of MY mom. anyways, thanks for the tips. i've never actually met a celecrity, but now i'm prepared. Fro Partro! (i have decided that once in my life i'd like to actaully curl my hair up and see how my fro would look like!)
Peace
Bianca age 12

Anonymous said...

loved number 1!!! I wouldn't think about that. When i read it i literally laughed and said, "how embarassing" right out loud. I'll be sure to stash some napkins away in case i ever see u at TFI fridays or someplace eating ribs :D

Peace,
Bianca age 12

Amez said...

Dear Chris,

Here are some ribs...and btw, I have 5 children. Their birth years are 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996 and 1997. I fully expect you to remember that. I also expect that you'll remember that I do not eat seafood. And when you sign my autograph could you please sign it with "To my favorite fan".....Hey, I said "please".

Nights37 said...

Hey Chris,
You are the most amazing rock singer
on
AI.
You really should put some MP3s online sometime, maybe even
charge for them.
You should make a forum too
at Editboards.com
This could be about you or AI.
It would be a great thing for you and for publictity!

nan said...

Funny post! If you do happen to meet Screech, I have 2 suggestions. DON'T call him Screech and DON'T ask him about his newest film (movie-video-whatever). From what I understand from Celebrity Fit Club (ok, I have a few (quite a few) lbs to lose) you might get a little more personal info than you wanted.

Anonymous said...

Chris, when you finally start touring on your own, if you make it to the Freedom Hall Civic Center in Johnson City,Tn. I will be in 1 of the 4 seats! While (if) you are here stop at the Ridgewood Bbq. in Elizebethton, Tn. I won't want your autograph but you better watch your bbq! Question-beef or pork-pulled or sliced-tangy or mild? I'm not an employee of the place,just a FAN!

Anonymous said...

My life story begins with birth, as does everybody's.. i was born in Pheonix, arizona. JUST KIDDING i came on to tell ya you inspire more people than i can name. My friend and i just wrote a song titled glorify god. i was just a bit bored (i have myself to blame) and thinking about the Lord. i was thinking of your new song and decided to combine the ideas and thanks to you, God, and my friend, it turned out to be SWEET! Look forward to watching your life story go on and on and on (i look forward to reading more posts!!!)

Peace
Bianca age 12 and 1/2
(that one half matters! i post my age... because i'm 12 and i'm proud! for example.. you're 28 and you're proud!!!! well, i hope so!)

Marilyn said...

Chris, I am from Anderson,SC. but now in Ky. My family still live in Anderson. My Mom now in her 70's was also wanting you to win. Didn't even know she watched the show!! She saw where you were going to be on and wanted to cheer you on too. Keep up the good work. We are looking foward to hearing more from you. Thanks for making SC proud. Marilyn

Anonymous said...

I thought you did good on idol ,but anyways how did you and blake meet and is chris r or blake incuding yourself close with phil?

Diana said...

Haha, this is cute!!! I always try to remind myself to stay cool and calm when I meet a celebrity. Some times have been easier for others. I really dropped the ball when I met Gavin Rossdale at the mall (the man was just trying to buy food at a health food store) and my friend and I asked to run our fingers through his hair. He was very sweet and told us we could if we didn't make a scene or call attention to him. Looking back, he probably thought we were crazy but hey, we were 14 years old! lol

I will remember all this if I finally get to meet you and the other Idols on tour! :)

Anonymous said...

You are so hilarious!! I am glad I did not tell you my life story as I am reading this after I met you this evening! : )
I would have loved to have had more time to chat and laugh though.
Remember me.. my daughter's the photographer and she is going to take our picture?!!! : )
Once again,
Susan Antley

cynrama said...

Hey Chris,
What happened to your blog about the negative comments?

Anonymous said...

Chris,
You are hilarious. I like your humor. Have you thought of doing (clean) stand up? When things calm down, finish college. Maybe go to a "normal" Christian College. I know I would've also been kicked out for listening to TobyMac...go figure. May God bless you in whatever the future holds.

--KSL :o)

Cathy Storms (Seestorms) said...

I'm really glad you decided not to focus on the negative. You have so much positive going on right now. If people don't want to know about you, then why are they reading your blog....I think the are interested thats why they read it.
Keep rocking on..

Ashley said...

Haha I loved this post. So much so when I 1st read it I craved chicken wings all day! The wolrd needs to take an etiquette class on how to treat eating celebrities. I mean, psha, who doesn't tell a famous person they have hot sauce on their face when cheesin' it up for a picture!

Meribah said...

Bwahahaha! I feel for yuh. It must be tough when you can't even enjoy a meal in a nice restaurant without being mobbed. Everybody should realize that celebrities are people too and deserve the same consideration as the rest of us. Peace! :)

rosalee said...

I'm also glad you got rid of the "wall of shame" (although it would have been hilarious). Reward your loyal fans with some attention instead.

Rosalee

Anonymous said...

Can I rub your belly for good lucks anyways?

bmorebamma said...

#5 is way to funny, geez you find out that dealing with the public can be insteresting lol. what kind of stories do they tell. that the kids are brats.the wife is a nag the job sucks , can you help me...... etc.. etc.. i can relate and iam not famous . try riding public transportation, that can be instersting to say the least. iam waiting @ the bus stop , someone comes and asks weather that bus THAT IAM WAITING for had arrived yet?? duh, don't think so , OR ELSE I WOULDN'T BE STANDING THERE. then they want to strike up a conversation, but iam tired just got off work. and i want to be as dipomatic as i can be , BUT NO they want to continue to talk, and the cd player don't always do the trick.i nod my head trying NOT to let it be known that after A LONG HARD TIREING DAY @ WORK FROM TWO JOBS one full time one part time i just wanna get to my destanation as quickly as possible, with as little involment as possable, not that iam insenceative or anything , it's just that waiting @ the bus stop , on a bus that MAY NOT show up on time .(that happens from time to time). can be a pain ,so home is the only thing that iam concentrating on.

Blue Mountain Photo Works said...

Did you know that if Donald Trump shakes someones hands he won't even finish his meal? He thinks it's rude to get up and wash his hands, but at the same time can't touch his food without washing so he just doesn't eat. It's totally rude to go up to someone when they are eating. I wouldn't do it.

Anonymous said...

It isn't very tolerant, or Christian, to mock the admiration others may have of you if it isn't expressed exactly the way you prefer. Shame on you.

bmorebamma said...

anonymous poster above quote on quote , did you read anything or you have a prolem with comperhending what you read mr. sligh's said @ the end of this blog says IN CASE YOU DIDN'T GET IT , THERE'S A LITTLE S-A-R-C-A-S-M mixed in here .......
MAYBE A LOT OF SARCASM. ok maybe you didn't WHY DOES EVERYTHIG HE SAYS GET TWISTED GEEZ mr. sligh you are A LOT MORE tollerent than iam, as i've gotten older my patience for any kind of crap from anyone is gotten smaller and smaller. ok anoymous now go back and read it again . and please try to comprehend some of it thank you

Anonymous said...

oh come on. Listen i pay 11 dollars for a movie or 20 bucks for your CD. If we dont buy it, you don't sell. you dont sell. you get dropped. The least a celeb can do is give a few seconds of their times for the people who are making them who they are and paying for their ribs. fuck all that "im a person too". you know how it is coming into the lime light. i'm not saying run up to them while they're eating, or in the bathroom, or with their kids. thats completely rude and uncalled for. but if they're just walking around, go for it.

ChrisSligh said...

Anonymous,

I think that you might have missed the sarcasm and the humor in what I was doing here...none of this is serious. I actually agree with you that outside of when they're eating celebrities should be fair game. I love to sign autographs and take pictures...it's one of my favorite parts of the whole thing, honestly. A lot of people get the humor here, some don't...that's okay. But I was kidding around here.

Anyway, hope that helps.

Peace and love,
Chris

bmorebamma said...

ok to the anonymous poster above mr. slighs comment. jeez you gotta be kiddin, you can pay whatever you want ,no one is holding a gun to your head ,BUT THAT DOES NOT INTITLE YOU TO BEING AN JACKEL who gave you that right. btw if it were you YOU WOULD WANT THE SAME KIND OF RESPECT IF IT WERE YOU,even when they are walking around they are STILL intitled to privicey .btw your language is uncalled for.how about getting over yourself

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