Seeing Stars Once Again

18 Jun

A long time ago, I wrote a post about seeing famous people around town. It’s something that happens around here, and it happened again today.

My fiance and I were roaming around Nashville and went to Green Hills Mall, which sits in one of the more affluent parts of town. On the way, we were talking about Nicole Kidman, who has a residence here. Anyway, we made our way to the mall. She was browsing as I was playing with my phone. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed someone walk around the corner.

That’s when I turned to my fiance and said, “Speak of the devil.”

It was Nicole Kidman, the very person who we had been talking about. My fiance glanced up and continued shopping. I continued to play around with my phone. Essentially, we did everything we could not to stare. That was hard because the famous actress stopped right behind us to text someone.

Still, we were not going to gawk, and we were not alone. The people working the counter didn’t stare. The other shoppers didn’t stare. Although, I know they all wanted to. That’s not the way things are done around here. There are no paparazzi.Paparazzi

We leave stars alone to shop, eat, and whatever else they do. We wouldn’t want people staring at us every time we went out, and it’s only courteous that we don’t stare at them. I think that’s why famous people can be readily seen in Nashville. They are comfortable here because they can be regular for a while.

However, I must admit that when she turned her head and walked off we watched her leave. No matter how polite we want to be, it’s difficult to completely ignore Nicole Kidman.

9 Responses to “Seeing Stars Once Again”

  1. hawkswill June 18, 2013 at 04:37 #

    Know exactly what you mean. I was a golf pro at one of the most famous country clubs in Palm Springs, CA. LOL……..try not staring at them when you are giving them a golf lesson or helping them try on clothes in the pro shop! Made me remember a fun time about forty years ago. Thanks. KEITH

    • Rick June 18, 2013 at 14:16 #

      Thanks for reading and for commenting. It’s a fine balance of looking but not staring. There had to be a lot of famous people in Palm Springs.

  2. hawkswill June 18, 2013 at 04:41 #

    Reblogged this on HAWKS WILL WESTERN and commented:

    This little article brought back fond memories of long ago. Back then, celebrities made up about 70% of Palm Springs where I was golf pro at Mission Hills, Country Club.

  3. Louella June 18, 2013 at 20:51 #

    Things are very similar in Darwin, Australia where I am from. Although I’m not sure it is because we do not want to be rude, or most of us just don’t care! lol.

    Great post, Thanks for sharing!

    Miss Lou

    • Rick June 18, 2013 at 21:55 #

      Thanks for commenting. There may be a little of that don’t care attitude here, as well. Although, I must admit that seeing her was pretty cool.

  4. bitsofinsanity June 20, 2013 at 13:31 #

    I don’t know why, but your article made me giggling. 🙂
    Great post and thanks for sharing 🙂


    • Rick June 20, 2013 at 22:03 #

      Thanks for reading and for commenting. I’m glad you liked it.


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