When I lived in the city it was not unusual for me to see the occasional celebrity.
Right off the top of my head I remember seeing Henry Winkler, Cher, Diana Ross, Swoosie Kurtz, Molly Shannon( from Saturday Night Live and the Movie Super Star) Rickie Lake and when I worked in a bakery... Billy Dee Williams
He came in and told me I was pretty. Obviously that was when I was quite younger and thinner. I responded to his sweet remark by saying...
" Um Err Thank You Errrr Ummmm HUUM MAN NA, HUUM MAN NA hee hee hee hee hee hee hee."
Yep, I was Smooth and cool.
I was used to seeing the occasional famous person in the city, but living here in Burb~land It doesn't happen at all. So Imagine my surprise when today as I shopped at my local Stop and Shop right there in the Nature's Promise meat section stood Cindy Williams...you remember her right?
she played Shirley Feeney of Laverne and Shirley fame. I loved that show!
Well, there she was looking as cute as ever in her little pixie cut.
"Wow, she hasn't aged one bit!" I thought. I wonder what face cream she uses. Maybe she's had some work done."
I pushed my cart a bit closer down the aisle to get a better glimpse. I wondered what should I say if anything. Should I mention that I never missed an episode? Should I tell her that the bloopers from the show made me laugh till I cried? hmmmm
I moved a bit closer.
I was now only half an aisle away.
She came into focus.
Cindy Williams AKA Shirley Feeney was in fact a middle school boy with jet black hair.
This is not the first time I have made a mistake like this. Last summer I waved at a Betty Boop cut-out thinking it was my neighbor working in her yard.
I think I need a stronger eye glass prescription.
But then again....who knows if I don't wear my glasses I may very well run into Laverne. I would be thrilled...
Until I realize I am asking a scarecrow (in a Fall display) for their autograph!