Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Meeting Noah Wyle

Scene: Baltimore International Airport, 5:30 am

I get in line for security, bleary eyed and tired. I look at the person in front of me and have that "hey I know that guy" feeling. It's Noah Wyle (from ER), but I am tired and my brain is working slowly.

He looks at me and realizes that I recognize him.

"Are you..." I start to ask.

"Yes," he says.

"Oh," I say, "well it's very nice to meet you."

"Nice to meet you as well," he says.

I've met movie stars in the past, my basic policy is to leave them alone, satisfied that I now have a story to tell.

We move along through the line and finally get to the security agent who is checking ID's. Noah Wyle hands her his ID and she looks at him.

"Do I know you?" she asks.

"You might," he responds, "I was on TV."

Completely ignoring what he just said, she says, "I know you from somewhere."

Being a huge movie buff, I stand their and laugh in my head thinking about the fact that this woman thinks she knows him personally and doesn't recognize him as being a TV star.

She hands his ID back and he walks towards the x-ray machine, I hand her my ID and she says, "I know that guy from somewhere."

"That's Noah Wyle," I say, "he was on ER for like a decade."

Completely ignoring what I just said, she shakes her head and says, "I don't know where I know that guy from."
"Um... I'm not going to be able to continue this conversation." -Noah Wyle in Donnie Darko
Copyright (c) 2008 by Kevin McDonald


Comedy Goddess said...

You have some kind of luck when it comes to meeting celebs. Who's next?

Anonymous said...

I think that security agent chick could be the same lady I ran into at the grocery store the other night...and I swear she worked at a kiosk in the mall.

KMcJoseph said...

The thing is I end up meeting the celebrities who are famous but still able to walk down the street without being recognized constantly. It's just that I do recognize them. Nobody else in that security line noticed.

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Am I a Customer of life? said...

You kind of look like Noah. I think it is because you and Tom Cruise have a resemblance. You should go on Oprah and jump on a couch for a couple hours to get rid of this curse. Celebs are scary!

Oh well, just ignore my sarcasm. I took too many "smart ass" pills today. I like the blog you got going on here. Definitely worth a read everyday.

SweetPeaSurry said...

I wonder if the security lady was one of the neighbors on the show "227" they were a bit ditzy too.