“I just saw Stephen Fry,” I announced, dropping down next to Andy.
“What? Where?” he responded, craning his neck while trying to look cool. “Are you sure?”
“He’s down there,” I pointed, “bending over, getting something out of his bag. Cruise around the bar and come back in at the other end, and you’ll be looking right at him.”
Andy popped up out of his seat to make a casual loop around the bar.
“Oh yeah, that’s him,” Andy said, dropping back into his seat.
“He’s not exactly incognito,” I responded. “Do you suppose he thinks that blue suit and bright argyle sweater are subtle?”
“That’s not a suit, that’s a sport coat and slacks. That’s a very casual outfit for the upperclass Brit,” he explained.
We contemplated the vagaries of the upper class for a while, debated whether he’d be flying to New York or be on our flight to Los Angeles, and then switched to discussing our favorite episodes of QI. For those Americans among you, Stephen Fry currently hosts a sort of comedy quiz show called QI, which stands for Quite Interesting. It’s possibly my favorite show and has been for several years. So I suppose it goes without saying that I’m a huge Stephen Fry fan. Andy’s an even bigger fan, having loved him since the early days on A Little Bit of Fry and Laurie.
“And there’s Laurie,” Andy said, as Hugh Laurie popped his head in. Laurie, at least, had made an attempt at incognito, in a black baseball cap and trench coat.
“Our own little bit of Fry and Laurie,” I laughed. “It definitely won’t be a boring trip.”
I can see you from here wondering what that photo is. Andy snapped that shot with his iPhone in the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Heathrow. The blur is Stephen Fry walking by in his sport coat and argyle sweater. Yeah, you’ll definitely have to take my word for it.
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