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George Matthews

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268 posts

54 months

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... and he is an arrogant wcensoredr

Saw his grey 911 Turbo parked outside the dry cleaners near where I live and thought "Wow! Its Jason Plato" so I hung around to say hello and meet him. 20 minutes in freezing 2 degree cold and he comes out and I say hello and he shakes my hand. I say that I really like his car reviews and all that to which he just says "yeah yeah nice yeah, bye". Gets into his Porsche and drives off. Can't even spare 10 seconds for a fan.

Its true what they say, don't meet your heroes.

Luke.

6,461 posts

135 months

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I can't blame him to be honest.

MagicalTrevor

5,347 posts

114 months

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I've heard he's a bit of a mardy bugger

CraigVmax

12,218 posts

167 months

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he must have been thrilled you waited 20 minutes to see him. What were you expecting ffs ?

I met him at a party last year and had a really good chat with him about vmax and some other stuff, thought he was a very nice chap, people generally are when they are in a social environment, not when randomly spoken to in the street!

ewenm

27,006 posts

130 months

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He would probably rather be greeted as a racing driver than a journalist too hehe
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GregE240

10,839 posts

152 months

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Met another bloke off Fifth Gear a while back at a VMAX, what a miserable he was. No enthusiasm or interest at all, did his bits to camera and fked off.

Just to give you a clue, his name rhymes with "stiff"

skodamanpat

367 posts

64 months

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He didn't ignore you, he spoke, shook your hand, what did you expect, it was cold he as a life.

shakotan

6,763 posts

81 months

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Thursday 25th November 2010 quote quote all
George Matthews said:
... and he is an arrogant wcensoredr

Saw his grey 911 Turbo parked outside the dry cleaners near where I live and thought "Wow! Its Jason Plato" so I hung around to say hello and meet him. 20 minutes in freezing 2 degree cold and he comes out and I say hello and he shakes my hand. I say that I really like his car reviews and all that to which he just says "yeah yeah nice yeah, bye". Gets into his Porsche and drives off. Can't even spare 10 seconds for a fan.

Its true what they say, don't meet your heroes.
He's not a public fking servant!

At least he was sociable enough to shake your hand.

-crookedtail-

809 posts

75 months

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You were probably lucky to get a hello and handshake. As you said it was cold and he may of had places to go, people to etc.

I wouldn't hold it against him.

Hughesie

12,071 posts

167 months

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GregE240 said:
Met another bloke off Fifth Gear a while back at a VMAX, what a miserable he was. No enthusiasm or interest at all, did his bits to camera and fked off.

Just to give you a clue, his name rhymes with "stiff"
Really, quite the opposite experience with me, had a good chat with him and he seemed really interested in the SLK i had with me that day, non std of course,

Petrolhead_Rich

4,405 posts

77 months

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How would you like it if every time you went to the dry cleaners some randomer comes up for a chat?

You would be pretty pissed off after a week!

Don't hold it against him, just bear in mind he is a person!

ellis427

1,636 posts

64 months

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yeah yeah, he didn't have to speak to you and it was cold. But come on guys it isn't hard to be polite and say a few extra words than do the bare minimum is it?
But yeah wouldn't hold it against him. You never know a different day you might have got another result.

Edited by ellis427 on Thursday 25th November 17:07

BelperJim

1,932 posts

68 months

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GregE240 said:
Met another bloke off Fifth Gear a while back at a VMAX, what a miserable he was. No enthusiasm or interest at all, did his bits to camera and fked off.

Just to give you a clue, his name rhymes with "stiff"
I've heard Tiff is a thoroughly nice chap. Strange.

To the OP to be fair if I was a rather well known and well off bloke just about to get in my expensive car I may have been slightly cautious about sticking around too long aswell.

Gwagon111

4,422 posts

46 months

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If someone I had never met before came up to me in the freezing cold, whilst I was picking up my dry cleaning, I doubt I'd want to stand around chit chatting either TBH. If you want to have a few words with him, go to a BTTC meeting and do the pit walk. If you pay for a paddock transfer at Thruxton you may well bump into him ( and many other) drivers at random. You'd be surprised at how different his attitude would be.

r1ch

2,399 posts

81 months

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I read your post in the style of Eminem - Stan.

I guess he could have been a bit more polite imo.

BUG4LIFE

876 posts

103 months

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I agree with George on this one, if it was me, I'd stop and chat with anyone. I'd be pleased they were a fan and always put in the effort. Poor show JP I say.

HereBeMonsters

13,114 posts

67 months

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Did you not congratulate him on his BTCC Championship win this year?

Matt UK

9,281 posts

85 months

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Sorry OP, but your post makes you sound like a weirdo.

HTH

tomtom

3,650 posts

115 months

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BUG4LIFE said:
I agree with George on this one, if it was me, I'd stop and chat with anyone. I'd be pleased they were a fan and always put in the effort. Poor show JP I say.
It's enough of a pain in the arse to talk to people** about your car when you're getting out of it in a supermarket/petrol station/shop if you're in a rush. Sounds like Plato at least did the minimum. He could have told you to fk off.

  • Unless they're a fitty
Edited by tomtom on Thursday 25th November 17:15

Muzzer

3,814 posts

106 months

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George Matthews said:
... and he is an arrogant wcensoredr

Saw his grey 911 Turbo parked outside the dry cleaners near where I live and thought "Wow! Its Jason Plato" so I hung around to say hello and meet him. 20 minutes in freezing 2 degree cold and he comes out and I say hello and he shakes my hand. I say that I really like his car reviews and all that to which he just says "yeah yeah nice yeah, bye". Gets into his Porsche and drives off. Can't even spare 10 seconds for a fan.

Its true what they say, don't meet your heroes.
And here is a perfect example of why celebrities get a rough ride.

What was he supposed to do? Take you for a pint? Stand around in the cold chatting until you let him go?

He, like everyone else in the world, has things to do. He was polite, shook your hand and acknowledged you.

If he'd told you to bugger off or ignored you I could sort of understand your post, but to call someone an arrogant wker for being in a hurry doesn't say much for you tbh....
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