Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Celebrity Sighting...

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.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Holy crap! I lurve John Cleese. Good thing I wasn't there...I tend to just giggle nervously or stare into space when a famous person I like is around.

Carn-Dog said...

Dave Koresh, Dave Crowder, Ted Nugent, Jessica Simpson, and now John Cleese. Move over Austin.

jenA said...

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT... Holy Jesus, that is AWESOME. I LOVE john cleese. damn I wish I worked there!

Katy said...

I totally would have embarrassed myself by quoting something from the movie in his presence:

"'Tis only a flesh wound!"