As she opened up the restaurant, she looked up from wiping down a table to find herself peering into the very familiar face of, ALL people on the planet, Hollywood star and peanut allergy joke-telling Ricky Gervais, himself. This happening not even a full week post his appearance on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show where he pushed the limits of comedy with his attack on those with peanut allergies. Something her mom (that would be me) had a problem with.
But, yesterday, when she looked up to see him peering in at her and the restaurant, she didn't have a snappy comeback ready as she was, as the Brits would say, gobsmacked by this simple twist of fate.
"Mom. I look up and stared right into his face and just stood there smiling at how bizarre this was."
To Gervais's credit, he saw her smiling and grinned broadly back at her and waved cheerfully before heading off down the street. -- "Just another fan!" I'm sure he thought.
But of all the coincidences....You really can't make some things up.
Later in the day she phoned after work laughing hysterically about this bizarre coincidence --
I said, "Next time, don't be so shy! Step out the restaurant and say "Oh, hey! You're looking at the reason my Mum called you a wanker last week!"
And of course if she sees him THIS weekend, she should just wish him a happy 55, because if you can trust the newspapers I hear that June 25th is Gervais 55th birthday.
(But, God knows I you can't always trust the media. My husband is entertainment reporter for Orange County Register and he wrote more than one rave review of that pie-faced goon. As did I, as well, on my remedial blog, Louise On The Left.)
Life is odd, indeed.
By the way, if you think Gervais had one shred of remorse for his rip on the peanut allergic, do check out some of Ricky Gervais's twitter responses to his negative fallout from his attack on those with fatal nut allergies:
|Gervais is known as the "Cruelty-free comic" for his animal rights activism. |
Unfortunately that empathy isn't extended to those who can die from anaphylaxis.
Well, alright, Mr. Gervais, fine then, don't apologize, you twit. Be like that.
Note: We can take a joke. And we can make a point. All at the same time.
It's our right.
Mrs. 'Humorless C--t.'
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