21 People Confess Their Worst Experiences Meeting A Celebrity


Tim meadows from SNL. He likes to skateboard at my local park, as a kid I loved his skits, shook his hand and had a brief convo before shitting myself. He is a stand up guy, I just so happened to have had a bad latte a hour before.


Insane Clown Posse and all their road crew threw me off a basketball court one time.


I served Emma Bunton, AKA Baby Spice, in a coffee shop I worked in. She asked for a belgian bun (like a sweet bun with white icing and a cherry on top). She said something along the lines of, “there’s not enough icing” and points to the another available bun, “I want that one”. All the while not looking me in the eye and being generally miserable. I was so excited to see/meet her and all she wanted was extra icing. There was no please or thank you, she just grabbed the plate (with new bun) off me and slunk over to the till with her nose in the air.


I creeped out David Sedaris at a book signing. He’d been signing books for 3+ hours, and I was the last person in line. I acted like a starstruck lunatic and he gamely made small talk, and then…I stuck out my hand for a handshake. Which is a dumb, imprudent thing to do to a captive celebrity in any case, but to compound the error, anyone who’s read Sedaris’s books knows he’s a germaphobe. The look of disdain on his face will haunt me forever.

Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.