A tall British man wandered the store the other day. Several of us, at different times, helped him find the sections he asked for. None of us, aside from James, thought much more about him than that he was just a customer browsing books. In the middle of work activities, James made the statement that he thought that guy was...
James is a master of humorous hyperbole, so we all laughed and dismissed his suggestion. But he insisted it was this guy. And the rest of us insisted it couldn't be.
The customer then proceeded to Cory, the cashier at the time. Using a form of payment that required ID, the astute cashier looked at the gentleman's name and said, "You know, you share a name with a pretty famous person." At which point the customer replied, "Yes, I was a part of a pretty famous British comedy troupe."
The person, you ask?
John Cleese-- of Monty Python, Shrek, Fish Called Wanda, Will and Grace, and SNL fame. Apparently his wife is from Waco, and they are in town visiting.