Monday, October 18, 2010

Somebody Special

Recently, I listened to a co-worker talk about an event he had helped with. He assisted with the meet-and-greet portion of the event and was thrilled when he kept it running on time. He explained that the most people wanted a word or longer with the celebrity but he had them ushered out the moment their picture was snapped.

Except for the important people, that is. These he ushered up to the celebrity and stated who they were, noting their prominence. While they weren't given a great length of time, they were given time where the average person was not.

Honestly, part of me bristled at this. What made these people more important, that they deserved a conversation rather than just a flash of a camera? True, events are things that need to be kept on schedule. But I hate it that we live in a world where money and power and fame denote importance that the average person is not likely to achieve.

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1 comment:

Katie said...

Great question! I am no stranger to meet & greet lines. Over the some, I was standing in one where the security guards kept reminding us of the rules: no posed photographs, one item to sign per person, have your item out and ready, etc. When it was our turn the "celebrity" took our items to be signed and held them in his hand while he engaged in five-minute conversation with us. It drove security nuts, but it made us feel special. I just decided right now that that's how God interacts with us. He listens to what we have to say. He's aware of the opposition but the rules don't apply to Him. With His permission, we're allowed to stay as long as we want (which really should be forever).

<>< Katie