Why would you pass up a chance to meet a celebrity?

United States
September 30, 2008 2:34pm CST
About a year ago my husband had a chance to meet Adam Sandler. We are both huge Adam Sandler fans, so this was really a big deal. What happened was his boss at the time was friends with a guy who was friends with Adam Sandler. The 3 of them got together every so often for drinks and stuff. Well the boss was going to meet up with them that night, and he invited hubby along. Hubby was telling me all this when I picked him up from work that night. I started flipping out asking him why he wasn't going. He made some lame excuses, like he would have had to spend the night at the boss's house because it was an hour drive away and things like that. Mostly he didn't want to go out without me and leave me alone with the kids after he works so many hours. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I can't believe he passed it up!! If he'd called and mentioned it to me I would have brought him some sleepover clothes and my camera!! Or heck, I would have found a sitter and gone too, lol. Would you ever pass up a chance to meet a celebrity? What would it take for you to say no to meeting one of your favorite celebrities?
5 responses
• United States
9 Oct 08
Maybe the guy had planned to take Adam to a stripper club and your hubby didn't want to take you to that kind of place so he made up an excuse to cover himself. Maybe it wasn't just a date for drinks. You never know with guys.
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• United States
9 Oct 08
Me going along was never really in the equation. HE was invited, not me, and he turned them down. He would have told the truth if it were a strip club. All he knew was he had a chance to meet Adam Sandler and turned it down.
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@capirani (1841)
• United States
30 Sep 08
When I was young, and I mean child, teenager, and early 20's, I thought it would be neat to meet someone famous, get their autograph, etc. But now that I am older, I couldn't care less. Celebrities are no more special than any one of the rest of us. They have their talents and they are using them. We have our talents and hopefully we are using them. We may not get the fame and acclaim that they do, but so what? When it all comes down to who we are when we are alone looking in the mirror...we are all the same.
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Very well put.
@GreenMoo (11842)
7 Oct 08
To be honest, I'm not sure there's allot of celebrities I'd go to any great effort to meet. The 'real' person behind the celebrity is probably just as interesting, but not the same as the person the media represents. The exception would be celebrities famous for their politics, charity work, exploration or similar, not just famous for their work on camera. Of course, I've no idea who Adam Sandler is! Whoever he is, I think your husband is a real sweetheart for turning down the opportunity to meet him in order to be with you and his family.
• United States
7 Oct 08
Well you're not much into television or movies, so I guess that's why you wouldn't be overly interested in meeting these people. Hubby and I have always been huge fans of Adam Sandler, so it was a big deal to us. But see I'm opposite from you here. I'm not crazy about politics or any of that. People famous for those sorts of things wouldn't be a big deal to me. I actually did meet Hilary Clinton once... nothing major just shook her hand. That's really not a huge deal to me, Adam Sandler would be a bigger deal in my book.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
7 Oct 08
I'm not really that interested in politics either, but I'd still rather meet a politician than a movie star. I figure that a politician would have opinions about things and be interesting to talk to, whereas a movie star might be totally different to the media representation when s/he's out of character.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Well, looks like your husband's priority is you. You should be honored by that. I missed out on meeting Jennifer Jason Lee. She came to interview one of the female attorneys in the law office I clerked in. She was preparing for a movie. Anyhow, she was running late by over an hour and my husband (of course then my fiance) and I already had other plans that evening which had to do with our wedding preparation. Would have been nice to meet her but alas, my fiance and my wedding had priority. I'm not a celebrity hyper person anyway, lol.
• United States
30 Sep 08
She wouldn't really be high on my list of celebrities to meet, I've only ever seen her in a couple of movies. But if it was a celebrity high on my list I would have put off the wedding preparations, lol.
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• United States
2 Oct 08
There are few celebrities that I would not mind meeting!