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Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by Dalton Wayne, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

    Apr 5, 1999
    Central Florida
    Just wondering, how were they, friendly, snobs, rude who was it
  2. Walk Soft

    Walk Soft

    Jun 3, 2011
    John Wall.Asked for his autograph and he got a disgusted look on his face but he obliged.
    Kenny "Sky" Walker.Great personality,down to earth and he makes it a point to say hello wherever I see him.

  3. huskerbuttons


    Jan 25, 2008
    SW Ohio
    I worked in KY for a County EMS service that covered the KY Speedway. I met a lot of famous drivers and celeberties there, some were just plain down to earth folks and others were pricks.
  4. Skykings2


    Aug 15, 2011
    I drove a limo once upon a time for several yrs and remember K.T Oslin, Randy Travis ,Reba McCintire, Pinkard and Bowden, Juice Newton,Jessica Hauhn,the "Ol Possum" George Jones,{ the ol rascal burnt a hole in my tux with his cigarette}let's see some soap opera tv folks ,can't remember their names.I had several rock groups,KY Derby horse owners. and other folks and they're all pretty plain when you get them away from the lights and crowds. No real snobs ,just used to a different lifestyle.They all had a hand shake or a hug to give.
    My worst memeories are from the "rich" people of the world.
  5. Fireman1291

    Fireman1291 Firefighter/EMT

    May 17, 2005
    Land O lakes, FL
    One of my fellow co-workers worked the private sector(ambulance) before he was hired with us and he was the unit dispatched to Anna Nicole Smith's death. He said cameras were everywhere so they had to be extra careful not to F-up. lol
  6. cwl3gemt


    Jan 26, 2007
    In working at a racetrack, I have had many interactions with drivers, music stars, ect. Rusty Wallace is a very down to earth normal guy. IndyCar drivers, there's maybe one or 2 that have let the fame get to them. Ashley Judd is another good one to meet. All in all, there's only been 1 or 2 that haven't been personable. All of the stars I have met have always been down to earth people.

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  7. jellis11

    jellis11 Yippee-ki-yay

    Jul 27, 2011
    South Kakalaki
    Brad Paisleys dad is a volunteer for a dept in the town right above where I'm from. When I lived back there I remember an accident I was at and was talking to him... lol a huge sign in the background said "home of brad paisley" *the accident was right on the border of the city limits* But I kept thinking he was really familiar looking. As I was walking away the light bulb lit up!
  8. Glockworks

    Glockworks Ready/Aim/Fire

    Gregory Harrison in Honolulu while waiting for our plane in 1990 or 91. We talked for a couple of minutes. He was a credit to his profession, a very well mannered gentleman. He asked what I was there for, I said I was in the Air Force stationed there, and we just talked a little.
  9. RyanNREMTP

    RyanNREMTP Inactive/Banned

    Jun 16, 2007
    Waco, Texas
    I'm sorry but that would be a HIPPA violation for me to talk about it.

    J/K. I've dealt with a few and it's only been a few since I work in Waco but I just pretend I don't recognize them and treat them like anyone else.
  10. PaleRider505


    Mar 3, 2012
    Provided security for Carrie Underwood once while she was in town. Very pleasant and not hard to look at.
  11. HandyMan Hugh

    HandyMan Hugh NRA Life Member

    May 17, 2002
    Hallstead, PA
    I met Bronson Pinchot at his home one time. He is a very gracious host. I was doing some repair work at a house just across the street from his home. There was a crew rebuilding the low stone wall along the front of his place, and I crossed the road to chat with them about the wall. Mr Pinchot came out to offer the wall crew some coffee, and asked each of them how they would like it. He asked me too. I said that I wasn't part of his work crew, that I was working across the street. He said that's ok, how do you like your coffee. Mr. Pinchot personally served everyone there, their coffee.

    Mr. Pinchot had a problem with the local volunteer fire company. The fire hall was close to Mr. Pinchot's home, and late night/early morning fire calls would interrupt his sleep. So, Mr. Pinchot made the fire company an offer they didn't refuse. He offered to build a new fire hall at HIS expense about 1/2 mile away. It is a very well appointed fire hall.
  12. Rick O'Shay

    Rick O'Shay

    Jan 24, 2005
    I chatted with Richard Petty when I was a high-schooler at a drag strip near here. He was having a Pepsi, and relaxing in the shade. Just regular folk, that Richard.
  13. ateamer

    ateamer NRA4EVR

    Did he ask if you would like a lemon twist?

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  14. Dogbite

    Dogbite DNT TREAD ON ME

    May 20, 2000
    Regis Philbin. He thought he was the king of the world. I informed him that he was not.
  15. Ahmid

    Ahmid CLM

    Feb 6, 2007
    Johny Dep and John Waters. Very respectful.
    Oprah Winfrey before she was real famous, nice person
  16. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    I once drove a limo and provided security for Percy Sledge. His contract required a lot of Crown Royal and Corona. He filled the bathtub with ice and stayed up all night drinking with any fan that wanted to stop by, signing autographs and singing songs for them.

    Ran into R. Lee Ermey (OK, stood in line for an autograph) at the NRA convention a couple of years ago. He was signing autographs, calling people's relatives on their cell phones and doing anything the fans wanted. The guys from Glock said he didn't even take a lunch break - just stayed at it, with a line stretching all the way around Glock's area. When I told him I was an Army drill sergeant, he got one of his Ermey/Glock coins out of a drawer and passed it to me in a handshake, military style. Nicest celebrity I could imagine.

    I once helped out Thomas Thorn (founding member of Electric Hellfire Club and keyboard player from My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult) in a minor fight, in Cincinnati, and him and the lead singer of Coal Chamber bought me a drink or two and hung out some.

    Went to Poppy Z. Brite's house once, in New Orleans, with a magazine interviewer. She was very nice.

    Ran into Julie Goloski/Golob and Dave Sevigney at my first GSSF match - she was taking applications at the sign-up table and he was giving some shooting lessons - both were very nice to everybody.

    Massad Ayoob is pretty famous, as Glock Talk members and gun writers go - he bought me and my wife lunch in Louisville a few months back.

    I don't recall meeting any celebrities who are jerks, but there aren't many celebrities I'd want to meet, so I probably just wouldn't pay any attention to those (or know who they are).
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  17. jtull7

    jtull7 Pistolero CLM

    Jan 27, 2006
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    I was privileged to meet President Lyndon Johnson twice. He was very nice and down-home.
  18. jtull7

    jtull7 Pistolero CLM

    Jan 27, 2006
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Here are a few others that I have been privileged to meet, get to know, or have been friends with:

    Ted Turner - Billionaire
    Jane Fonda - Actor
    Ali McGraw- Actor
    Willie Nelson - Musician
    Leonard Cohen- Musician
    Ernie Blake – Pioneer Skier
    Dadou Mayer – Pioneer Skier
    Tom Jones - Musician
    Rokky Erikson - Musician
    Arthur Liman, JD - Lawyer
    Morris Abrams, JD – Lawyer
    Doug Preston – Artist
    Chris Griscom - New Age Teacher
    Kit Carson - Jeweler
    Alan Oken – Astrologer
    Lisa Law – Photographer
    Paul Milosovich - Painter
    Walter Cronkite – Journalist
    Bert Hooten – Baseball Player
    Tony Hillerman – Author
    Don Meredith – TV Personality
    Donnie Anderson – Football Player
    Tobin Armstrong – Armstrong Ranch
    Catherine Crier, JD – TV Personality
    David Carson - New Age Teacher
    Phillip Pearlstein - Painter
    Andres Segovia - Musician
    Prince Feisel of Saudia Arabia - Royalty
    Henry Steele Commager, Ph.D. - Historian
    Tom C. Clark, JD – Justice of the US Supreme Court
    G. William Miller - Secretary of the US Treasury
    Martin Fishbein, Ph.D. - Psychologist
    Elliott Aronson, Ph.D. - Psychologist
    Madelyn Murray O’Hair – Atheist
    John Silber, Ph.D. - Educator
    Ed Asner - Actor
    Rin Tin Tin - Actor
    Joe Jamail, JD - Lawyer
    Tio Kleberg – King Ranch
    Douglas Kent Hall - Photographer
    Martin Schreiber - Photographer
    Arthur Feidler - Conductor
    Margo St. James - Prostitute
    Horton Foote – Screenplay Writer
    Jack Valenti – MPAA
    Denton Cooley, M.D. – Heart Surgeon
    Mario Andretti – Auto Racer
    Andre the Giant - Wrestler
    Dory Funk, Jr. - Wrestler
    Wendy Wasserstein - Writer
    Kenneth Threadgill - Musician
    Sir Richard Branson - Billionaire
    N. Scott Momaday - Writer
    Molly Ivins - Writer
    Farrah Fawcett - Actor
    Lois Chiles - Actor
    Al Unser – Auto Racer
    Al Unser, Jr. – Auto Racer
    Bobby Unser – Auto Racer
    Willie Nelson - Musician
    Joe Ely - Musician
    Jo Harvey Allen - Musician
    Terry Allen - Musician
    Glenna Goodacre - Sculptor
    Butch Hancock - Musician
    Bob Livingston - Musician
    Roy Spence - Businessman
    Stanley Marsh 3 - Businessman
    Amarillo “Slim” Preston - Gambler
    Boone Pickens - Billionaire
    Charles Dilbeck - Architect
    Mary Faulk Koock - Cook
    Guich Koock - Actor
    Hondo Crouch - Raconteur
    Jerry Jeff Walker - Musician
    Jay Taylor – Oil Man
    Jules Kroll, JD - Detective
    Ninia Richie Bivins – JA Ranch
    Bobby Layne – Football Player
    Lynn Stegner - Writer
    Wallace Stegner, Jr. - Writer
    Sally Denton - Writer
    Roger Morris, Ph.D. – Writer
    Cullen Davis – Millionaire
    William Sanders - Billionaire
    Michael Sillain, M.D. – Vascular Surgeon
    Vartan Gregorian, Ph.D. – Educator
    Ford Ruthling – Painter
    Racehorse Haynes, JD – Lawyer
    Edwin Tobolowsky, JD – Lawyer
    Darrel Royal – UT Football Coach
    Fred Akers – UT Football Coach
    Larry R. Faulkner, Ph.D. – UT President
    T.L. Roach – TO Ranch
    Jimmie Whittenburg – Turkey Track Ranch
    Caroline Rose Hunt – Billionaire
    Tom Kite – Golfer
    Ben Crenshaw – Golfer
    Kenneth M. Jastrow II – Businessman
    Walter Nelson – Photographer
    Paloma Picasso – Designer
    Tom Joyce – Blacksmith
    Tuffy Thompson – Calf-roper
    Busty Underwood - NFL
    Greg Lott - NFL
    Diron Talbert – NFL
    Frankie Ford - Singer
    David Brownlow – Emmy Award winner
    Robert T. Ritter – Artist, architect
  19. nguyen925


    Mar 22, 2012
    Sushi place I work at seems to be a hotspot for Texans players and Rockets players. I've encountered Rudy Tomjonavich's son once, Jeff Van Gundy on multiple occasions, Arian Foster once, Andre Johnson a few times (a different girl every time), and a few other players. They've all been nice, with JVG being the most humble guy and Arian Foster tipping the best.
  20. Yep, I delt with a local Indianapolis rapper who is making it big..."dro man" oh yeah......I arrested him! Lol

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    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012