Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Absolutely fabulous

We're not really supposed to do it but I saw her on the TV.

If everyone did it, when someone notable appeared in the building, which happens on an hourly basis, it would become a little unseemly but I thought fuck it.

I grabbed my phone and ran downstairs and waited at the studio door. She came out and was talking to the floor manager.

After they'd finished I said "excuse me, I know you're probably in a terrible rush, but would you mind - I have been the such a fan since I can remember..."

She looks at me, smiles and in that utterly amazing voice of hers says; "of course - it's no problem at all. Sweetie dahling."

And the floor manager takes the phone and she moves in close and in that moment I cannot believe that I am there with Patsy Stone who is holding my arm.

It was never on my list but I can tick it off anyway.

When I am old, pissing myself and on my deathbed I will be able to say, Joanna Lumley took my arm and called me "sweetie dahling."

What a legend and what good perfume she was wearing. I am never going to wash that top again.

It's the first time in ages that a woman has put a smile on my face and a spring in my step. Although she won't remember it, I will for the rest of my life.

16 comments:

fleetmonkey said...

So we can say you had a much better experience with Jo Lumley than you did with Madge.

Have you heard the radio advert she is doing for a solicitors at the moment? It should be really irritating - but you can't be mad as its Joanna Lumley.

Bobby Cox said...

Fleets: People like Joanna Lumley put Madonna in context.
I haven't heard the radio ad you mean but her voice is so mellifluous that she could do anything and I wouldn't mind. Even the silly line; "you don't have to be posh to be privileged."

Oliver said...

Jealous. That's all.

Nix said...

I am utterly jealous.

(Apparently, Lady Lumley can sometimes be spotted at the big Tesco at Vauxhall, doing her shopping).

Monty said...

Pea Green with ENVY here!!!

dickophile said...

i only ever saw on episode of abfab but even i got chills when you said she called you sweetie dahling.

Ja said...

so jealous-as i'm halfway through the ep. when Patsy moves to NY. mind if i just rub on your sweater a sec?

Martin said...

OMG (If I knew anything at all about HTML that would have been font size 72) she's my hero. I'm so Jealous.

I want to be just like her character in Ab Fab when I grow up. Rich, well dressed, Permanantly inhebriated on good French Champagne, and NO CLUE where my office is.

Seriously she is a wonderful actress. I'm so jealous. Bottle me up some of her perfume and I'll send you a bottle of Clifton Beach sand (cigarette butt already in place) for your collection.

Bobby Cox said...

Guys - thanks for all the comments that you're jealous! It's good to know we're all so similar...
And Martin, I also want to end up in a job where I am vaguely pissed on French champagne all day and work in an office where they deliver Oliver in boxes.

Ja: I am going to take off my sweater and then we can rub it together. You bring the baby oil.

Stevie Nix: I LOVE the idea of pushing her trolley around in Vauxhall. That sounds like a euphemism for something...

Frontier Psychiatrist said...

OMFG. I'll join the jealous group.

firstimpre55ion said...

Reminds me of when I saw Brandon Routh last friday at a restaurant in Beverly Hills...no one would take my picture with him. Damn the people who went to lunch with me!!! >:O

Glad you got a photo for posterity! :D

Brent said...

Congats!!!!

Oliver said...

Can I just say Oliver is preferably delievered in a big box, rather than boxes. The product doesn't survive for very long after dismemberment. This is for your own enjoyment, as stated in the user manual.

That's all.

Bobby Cox said...

Oliver: hahahahahahahaha that was SUCH a Fredian slip. At first I didn't understand what you meant but then I re-read what I wrote. I meant to type "deliver vodka in boxes" not "Oliver in boxes"... mwahahahahah. I was thinking about you and Vodka and you can see wot won it.

Bobby Cox said...

AND Brent... I don't think we've ever met before! Nice to meet you x x

Robert said...

"She's TREMENDOUS!!!"
you lucky, lucky boy...