It wasn't too long ago that we shared stories of peoples' random encounters with celebrities in Ireland - some highly amusing, some entertaining and some downright mundane.
Now, a Twitter thread along similar lines has gone viral after someone asked for peoples' 'most boring, mundane, inconsequential celebrity encounter' and needless to say, there are some absolute gems in the mix, from asking Winona Ryder where the toilet is to advising a Backstreet Boy on how many chicken nuggets to order - and there are even a few famous names sharing their own stories, too.
See below for some of the best:
When I was working at the Mobil station in Woodstock, NY, Ethan Hawke came in and bought a pack of Juicy Fruit. “.75 cents” i said. He gave me a 5 dollar bill. I gave him four dollars and 25 cents. He said “Thanks.” https://t.co/LIgbNPrfI1
— josh ruben (@joshruben) April 29, 2018
I once asked a random guy for directions. He turned around. It was Will Ferrell. He gave me directions. They were correct. https://t.co/hG3Zppd7cH
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 29, 2018
Michael Caine browsing for laptops in a branch of PC World off Tottenham Court Road. https://t.co/I27D9vRKve
— Nick Pettigrew (@Nick_Pettigrew) April 28, 2018
At hotel bar in Dublin, old guy at next table is angrily talking into mobile phone and says: “I need a to write that down”. Pats pockets - no pen. I lend him mine. He returns it after writing something down, mutters thanks, leaves bar. Van Morrison. https://t.co/VBEd0kt6Ll
— Christian Cassidy (@WestEndCassidy) April 29, 2018
I let The Edge reverse out of an office building driveway in Ballsbridge, he waved. https://t.co/MedhWAGRrq
— Gareth (@GarethSoye) April 29, 2018
I saw Dave Navarro at a vegan restaurant and then saw him a few months later at the same restaurant https://t.co/RAryVZJPdu
— Gabriella Paiella (@GMPaiella) April 29, 2018
I asked Winona Ryder where the bathroom was, and she very kindly said it was “down the hall.” https://t.co/1eHsOP9Pgx
— Meaghan (@meaghang) April 29, 2018
Tom Selleck came into the candy store I worked in to buy a milkshake and I said “you’re tall” and he said “your hair’s pink” then he left https://t.co/7K7aQkAbqH
— Kate Leth ðŸ¦‡âœ¨ðŸŒˆ (@kateleth) April 29, 2018
I was in line behind one of the Backstreet Boys at an airport McDonald’s and he asked me if 20 was too many nuggets. https://t.co/9t9Vk0P6FG
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) April 29, 2018
Sarah Michelle Gellar asking me how to connect to the WiFi on her iPad at Coffee Commissary https://t.co/Wb7mlsBEqG
— Ira Madison III (@ira) April 29, 2018
I saw Ben Affleck buy a banana and then sulk off to his illegally parked car.
— Veeptopus (@jonccrow) April 28, 2018
One time I was broken up with at a bar while lisa loeb was also at the bar.
— (((Unibrowser))) (@madfoot) April 27, 2018
I stood on Ellen Barkin's foot many years ago. It was on a Sunday afternoon in Galway, I was 19 at the time. She was with her then husband Gabriel Byrne. I was walking backwards talking to my brother and next thing I knew my heel connected with someone's foot.
— James Casserly (@Casserly_Rock) April 29, 2018
I once saw Bob Dylan in a Malibu supermarket, inspecting rotisserie chickens.
— jonathan gold (@thejgold) April 30, 2018
Art Garfunkel sat behind me at a play and his long legs were pressing the back of my seat.
— Eldritch Parsley (@WhooliganG) April 28, 2018
I saw @TraceeEllisRoss on thanksgiving around 2008/2009 at the Whole Foods in Greenwich. I screeched "You're Tracee Ellis Ross". She said "yes" and then my husband walked me away. ðŸ˜‚
— Kei Haynes (@tvwithkei) April 29, 2018
I spotted who I thought was a friend of my Dad’s at a restaurant here in Melbourne. Said to my BF, “Hey, that’s one of my Dad’s mates from his Russian Church”. So I gave a friendly wave, a knowing nod, hoping he’d recognise me as “Alex’s daughter”. He didn’t. It was Liam Neeson.
— Carmen Petropulo âÂ?¤ï¸Â?âšªï¸Â?ðŸ'™ (@Mansfield_Petro) April 29, 2018
I walked past Domhnall Gleeson in New York. I said to my friends "I think that is Domhnall Gleeson" he heard me and said "It is" and kept walking.
— Andy McCarroll (@Andymc1983) April 29, 2018
I held the door for Kiefer Sutherland at a Lens Crafters and he gave me a thumbs up instead of saying thanks because he was on the phone.
— Soren Bowie (@Soren_Ltd) April 30, 2018