Yesterday, we went for breakfast in a restaurant called "The Summer House". After a few minutes, a young family followed us in and sat at the very next table. Who was the thirty something daddy in his comfy sports clothes and with his navy blue baseball cap casually reversed? Why! It was none other than Joe Root!
Joe Root is one of the best cricketers in the world and he is the current captain of the England team. He is a very prolific run scorer having notched twenty three centuries in his test match career and sixteen centuries in one day internationals. Some say that he is the best batsman that England has ever produced. He is a Yorkshireman who hails from Sheffield. He lives a mile away from "The Summer House".
As soon as Joe spotted me he naturally wanted to snap a selfie together. I told him that it wasn't appropriate as I was having a birthday breakfast with my family. Joe slunk away in disappointment. After all, it's not every day that a mere test cricketer gets to meet a world famous blogger.
I know that cricket does not mean a lot to many Americans but in India, Australia and England Joe Root is on a par with Babe Ruth.Delete
If he had given me a wad of cash he could have had the selfie.Delete
I sincerely offer my apology for interrupting your breakfast. I was a little starstruck and I did not think through the impact on you and your family that my foolish request might have. By way of apology if you are near my home out of season, please get in touch and I will buy you a drink at my local.
Sincerely, Joe R.
Apologies accepted Joe. Just make sure that you learn from your mistakes.Delete
LOL - You cranky old blogger; why the heck you be so mean?!ReplyDelete
It's in my DNA Auntie Jenny.Delete
Important people often over react to disappointment. I am glad he did not make a big noisy scene.ReplyDelete
Starlight can be dazzling.Delete
The world class blogger has lots of ego!ReplyDelete
Same as another guy in the middle of Alberta.Delete
A legend in your own mind:)ReplyDelete
Could be the strapline on "Pudding: The Movie".Delete
Owzat! I bet he was bowled over by the experience.ReplyDelete
Some say that he bats for the other side but seeing him with his wife and children strongly suggests that that is not the case.Delete
Really YP? I must investigate such rumours.Delete
There must have been a root cause for him denying your selfie after all who would want to miss a selfie with Mr.Pudding.ReplyDelete
You are so right madam.Delete
Well that's no way to treat your fans. What selfishness. I'd be very offended to receive such a brush off, either from you or Joe Root.ReplyDelete
If I met you I would be happy to give you my autograph Tasker.Delete
I'll make out a cheque for you to sign.Delete
A baseball cap, on backwards? Really? How naff!ReplyDelete
Never heard of him, and I don't care how famous he is, or how star struck you were, I just hope he took his blasted cap off before he sat down to eat!
He did not! I considered approaching his table to say that his baseball cap was offensive to my eye but I did not wish to create an unpleasant scene on my daughter's birthday.Delete
Oh dear, the types one sometimes has to rub shoulders with!Delete
We all have our crosses to bear Carol.Delete
I'm fortunate enough to live in a very rural area where stars never roam.ReplyDelete
I heard that Elvis once visited Iowa.Delete
Name dropper. Sir Geoffrey Boycott once said:"Hello son" to me at Scarborough Cricket ground.ReplyDelete
Okay you trumped me!Delete
You have readers from all over the world, so that does make you world famous. I've heard of you and never heard of this Joe guy.ReplyDelete
It's a shame that vey few people in America follow cricket though some Americans do play the game.Delete
Do you remember John Arlott, the soul of cricket, the voice of summer?Delete
I have his autobiography *Basingstoke Boy* and the official biography.
Aye...the voice of summer indeed. Who's for cricket?Delete
Catching up after many weeks away due to bereavement.ReplyDelete
That gave me a much needed laugh!
I guess we all handle these things differently.Delete
You are mean. Would not have cost you anything.ReplyDelete