Friday, August 05, 2011

The Care & Feeding of my Groupies


Normally I'd have been delighted.

Normally, I'd have got right out of my car and stood and chatted for a while with such lovely people.

Normally I'd compare notes on the very best french fries (chips) this side of the ones I get in Dublin in Powerscourt (fried in duck fat), and available only on the side of the road off a wagon as one heads towards the TCH* where we were all stopped.

"We've been to both your shows!" They say, "And when and where is the third one happening? We want to book tickets for that too!!"

Through the car window I shake hands with all four of them. Keeping my left arm pinned across my chest. Praying they're going to move along, there's nothing to see, nothing peculiar at all about my dog licking my lovely linen jacket, just one of her tricks. She does it all the time. Cute, ha?

I'm breaking out in a sweat as they finally wave goodbye, full of compliments and admiration for the licky dog.

What I've desperately tried to hide is my catastrophic spillage of one small pot of gravy all over my white, yes white, jacket and down my pants with my beloved Ansa frantically trying to clean me up.

I mean, public image, papparazzi, 'n all that. One has to look one's best for one's fans. Right, Angelina?



*TransCanadaHighway

15 comments:

  1. Oh WWW, such timing, and was Ansa licking your pants as well?

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  2. Nora:
    She was like white on rice, all over me, thinking this was the BEST TREAT EVAH. I had to drive off to a quiet lane, waving like the queen to the fans, remove the jacket and clean up the pants as best I could. What a mess!!!
    Good times for Ansa.
    XO
    WWW

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  3. I hope you had a supply of baby wipes to aid with the clean-up. I often heard Elly talk about 'a gravy chip', very popular in Northern Ireland. Somehow it never appealed to me.... maybe I was missing out all these years!

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  4. I bet Angelina has had that exact same thing happen to her.

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  5. OH NO LOL...the fries look yummy though ;)

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  6. WWW, you have now given me tea stain all over my spotless white kurta!

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  7. 'spose I should be sympathetic, but damn, I wish there wuz a picture! LOL

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  8. Ha - very funny.
    Smile and wave... or in your case, smile and conceal.

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  9. Ha - very funny.
    Smile and wave... or in your case, smile and conceal.

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  10. White is always asking for trouble!

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  11. I expect that's a problem lots of writers would like to have. (Many congratulations on the play, not to mention the groupies!)

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  12. OOOOoooh! Groupies and gravy!
    What a combo!
    :-D

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  13. So, not being in the know about gravy, will it come out or is the outfit done for?

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  14. Soaked the thing in cold water. Washed it in cold and Zero. And you'd never know there was a story in her at all.
    XO
    WWW

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