Monday, December 13, 2010
If people find me boring at parties, just wait until they hear this story!
Yeah, there was this one time, I was standing in line at Disneyland for that Peter Pan ride with my son. You know, the one that always has that really long line? Well, there I was standing in line, minding my own business - because that's what I do when I am in line. Anyway, I was with my boys and we get all the way up to the front of the line and the Disney Worker - AKA: "Cast Member" - says to me, "Hey, do you know who that lady was that was standing right in front of you?"
I say, "No."
And the Disney worker was like, "THAT WAS TERI HATCHER!"
And I was like, "NO FREAKING WAY!"
And he was all, "Yep. I promise."
And then I got on the ride and the entire time I was like, "HOLY COW!"
And then I thought, "I can't believe she had to wait in line just like everyone else!"
So the above story is 100% true, but it is the end of the story and when I tell it, I will usually wait for the reaction of the person I am telling it to. Most of the time they are ambiguous and I say that because I THINK ambiguous means "pretending to be interested." I then generally feel the need to make this story a little better so I don't sound like a total turdwad.
So remember when I said that I didn't even know that Teri Hatcher was right in front of me? Well, I didn't know it was Teri Hatcher because she was wearing one of those English looking cap things. You know those caps that have like the really small brim and are made of flannel?
Well, when we were in line, this woman that turned out to be Teri Hatcher kept asking about my camera. At the time I had a Flip video camera and they had just barely hit the market.
I told her that it was a Flip camera and they were only like $100 bucks!
And she was all, "Wow, that's a really good deal!"
And I was like, "Yeah, I know. My dad gave me mine."
And before I know it, she is getting on the ride and that Cast Member dude tells me, "DID YOU KNOW THAT WAS TERI HATCHER?"
And I was all, "GET OUT OF HERE! NO WAY!"
Now at this point, the person I am telling this story to is usually really starting to squirm. Sometimes they say they need to go to the bathroom or get another drink of punch so that eventually they can go to the bathroom. So, now I really feel the pressure to really fix this story into something they will tell their friends about!
Well, remember how I said she was asking about my camera? So I get home and a couple weeks later I was surfing the internet; and by that I mean - looking at pictures of Teri Hatcher.
Get this - I see this picture on People.com of Teri Hatcher at the beach. And her kids are running down the beach and what does she have in her hand?
That's right... A Flip camera!
I was all, "NO WAY! GET OUT OF HERE!"
I was blown away. I mean, she totally got one after I told her how I liked mine.
I was like, "I WONDER IF THEY ARE SELLING MORE FLIP CAMERAS BECAUSE OF HER?"
And then I was all, "I WONDER IF THEY ARE SELLING MORE FLIP CAMERAS BECAUSE OF ME?!"
And then my wife came in and was all, "Who are you talking to?"
And I quickly closed my laptop and I was like, "Nobody. I was just thinking about buying another Flip camera."
And she was like all, "Why do we need two?"
And I was all, "I bet Teri Hatcher has like six!"
And she was like, "Who the heck is Teri Hatcher?"
And then the person that I am telling this story to is like, "Wow, that is really something!" And I just nod and say, "Yes, I know."