I haven’t met a lot of famous people in my lifetime, but truthfully I’m not one to look for them, nor am I one to ask for an autograph. But there are a few people that I’d fall all over myself to meet, and you had better believe I would seize an opportunity for a photo op if one presented itself. Last week my hubby attended an event where Andrew Young spoke briefly and my hubby had a chance to shake the ambassador’s hand. When my hubby got home and told me about the event I asked him if he had taken a picture of Andrew Young.
“No,” my hubby said.
“Why not?” I asked.
“I don’t know…it was the strangest thing.” He shrugged and loosened his tie.
Although we were home alone I moved in closer as if sharing a secret that might be overheard. “What does his being short have to do with taking his picture?”
“Nothing, I guess. Just wasn’t expecting him to be so short.”
Even though I teased my husband, I actually understood what he was saying. When you imagine someone to be one way, especially an icon, and they turn out to be something completely different, it can really throw you off. Have you ever had a situation like that?