Name Dropper

You know that guy.  That guy who has to name drop everyone he thinks he knows in every conversation you have.  I hate that guy.  I’m sure you do too.  I realized yesterday… that I hate myself.

I was in the bookstore with my son and while we were waiting in line I did it… I name dropped.  He’s 4.  He doesn’t care who I know or who I don’t know unless it’s Ronald McDonald, Santa Claus or Obi-Wan Kenobi.  But there I was occupying time in the checkout and before I could catch myself I let it slip out, “Hey buddy, I play basketball with that guy.”

That guy is Common.  This is his new bestselling book that I pointed to.  He’s been filming “Hell on Wheels” (AMC) outside YYC off and on for several months and I’ve played basketball with him a couple of times.  My son couldn’t care less.  At the time, I didn’t think I cared less either…but apparently in the Coles lineup when I know several people are in earshot I apparently care enough to comment.

The thing that I really get a kick out of  is that when I’ve played with him I didn’t get all hollywood eyed like other dudes.  I didn’t take pictures or ask for an autograph.  I just played ball.  I may have cracked a joke or to about him being a vile rapper according to Fox News but that’s it.  Yet, at the most random time, even my six degrees of separation can rear it’s ugly head.

Oh well.  The way Common is going he’ll replace Kevin Bacon in no time flat!!

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