That being said, i dislike assholes. There are some stories that you read occasionally that make you think to yourself, "wow, this guy... a-hole." Batista is a wrestler with the WWE, who was the champion until a few weeks ago when he lost it to the Undertaker at Wrestlemania. He shouldn't have been wrestling the Undertaker if he wanted to keep his title, since he's 15-0, but i digrees... and show off my infinite geekiness. Anyway, on to the story. The wrestling superstars were in europe last week doing a series of shows and promotions, and well, here is the account from a disappointed dad:
Batista upset several WWE fans from the UK earlier in the week at an autograph signing. He didn't bother to speak or look up to the fans at the signing. He also refused to have pictures taken. One youngster named Kyle went home in tears after meeting his ex-wrestling idol. Kyle's dad said, "Kyle got a ticket and couldn't sleep the night before, he was so excited at meeting Batista and he had the afternoon off school. All his mates were telling him how jealous they were. But when he got there we were told Batista would only be signing WWE merchandise. We queued for nearly two hours and he signed a WWE book, didn’t even look at him or say a word and that was it. His mum was trying to take a picture of the two on the mobile phone but his bouncers kept standing in the way to stop it. Dad also added, "And he refused to sign a birthday card that Kyle had taken in because it is his birthday in three weeks. I think it is absolutely disgraceful for a man who is loved by so many kids to behave like this. We go down to the Wolves training ground all the time and they can’t do enough for us. If they can make the effort I don't see why a jumped-up bloke in tights can’t do the the same. Kyle couldn’t stop crying." HBK also ignored several fans and gave attitude to those who approached him at different locations.Okay, so, i'm not a parent yet, and i don't think i will be for awhile, but when i read stuff like this, it gets all my parent juices flowing. Juices i didn't even know i had. It makes me want to do something to get back at this guy who thinks he's some hot shit just because he has huge muscles and is on tv. I mean, it's one thing if the guy asking for a picture and an autograph was actually the dad for his own personal bemusement, but it was for his kid... who was there. The kid was crying. CRYING! You gotta be pretty heartless to make a kid cry.
I remember being super excited about crap when i was a kid, and feeling the chilling bite of disappointment. Unfortunately for me, the encounters of disappointment have yet to subside, but i don't feel as bad about it now, because i've come to the realization that people for the most part suck ass, but when i think back at my younger self, and his sadness upon meeting a celebrity that he is genuinely excited to meet, yet not receiving the time of day (thanks david copperfield... you bastard), i feel bad for the kid, and i want to punch david copperfield in the face. Damnit i hate david copperfield.
Oh wait, i mean, batista for being such an ass to that kid... (whew, nice save)
So anyway, my advice to you all is this: if you are famous, or one day become famous for reasons other than being on the sex tape of someone else that's famous, try being nice to people, because people won't go out of their way to tell you how great you are, but they certainly will go out of their way to point out what an asshole you are on some blog that no one reads.