Thursday, July 14, 2011

Neil Armstrong

Claire told me Neil Armstrong would be visiting the office for a meeting and then told me not to come in, since I’m just freelance after all and really don’t have to come in, and in fact rarely do, except for the lunch on Wednesdays. And so I didn’t get my lunch this week, and I didn’t get to meet the most famous man on the planet.
     Claire said Neil Armstrong is sensitive about his fame and doesn’t like the attention.
     I said if he’s so sensitive about being the first man on the moon, perhaps he shouldn’t have gone.

This story is now part of ABC Wednesday.


  1. Well, I don't think he was thinking about fame in 1969, just the mission!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Aw, too bad you didn't meet him! It would have been quite a moment! Thanks for dropping by...

    abcw team

  3. I agree with Roger, plus I think you're annoyed with the wrong person. Instead of saying Armstrong shouldn't have gone, why don't you say Claire shouldn't have told you he was coming and then told you not to come in?
    But, yes, I'm sure it would have been nice, for you, to meet him.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  4. He'll still be a household name until such time as someone gets their fingers out and starts exploring space properly again. (Yes, I know all the arguments about money and I suppose they are valid but it seems such a shame that the space programnme was stopped.)

  5. So sorry you didn't get to me Neil Armstrong. I'm sure he is probably tired of all the attention he receives.

  6. LOL - GREAT piece - although if true, I am sorry. Either way, though, there is so much truth in this piece, missed opportunities and all...

  7. I have an autograph from him when he came to Brussels loooooong ago !
    ABC team

  8. It's okay, he'll visit again hehehe.

  9. "Don't come in"? I'd have ignored the 'don't'.

  10. I hope you get another chance - I agree with ROg - he wasn't really all about the fame i think - just being on the moon...

  11. may be another time...coming thru ABC Wednesday and tx for coming by...

    My Third Eye

  12. I wish you could have gotten to meet him if you really wanted to, Roy. I'm not too keen on famous people, but he is an interesting character for sure. Thanks for visiting my blog! Amy


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