Fiona, good thread. Century City Mall - basically Los Angeles - "met" Richard Lewis at a bookstore. I don't know his stuff, well. I am not a fan. I am not a hater. Someone said "hey you're that guy!" Then he yelled, so that the entire bookstore could hear "no, you're that guy!" and pointed at me. OK so, he thought I said something that I didn't, but even so his reaction was a bit over the top. Since "rude" and "irony" are probably the two most overused words in the English language, I won't say he was rude. Then again, I'm not easily offended, but I was taken aback. The guy who said it literally ran away. I realize he probably just wanted his privacy. He was also dressed like a flasher on a Summer's night in L.A. - you're not in NYC - blend.