I am not often recognized and have never come close to being hounded. I am mildly pleased on the rare occasions when I am. The other day in my local Whole Foods, a woman in the checkout line in front of me said, “I know who you are,” though nothing more. When I am recognized, I often respond by saying, “Damn, I guess this disguise didn’t work.”
Like the English comedian Spike Milligan, I would like to have had the chance to prove that great wealth would not corrupt me. But fame? I pretty much don't see its appeal. I also don’t find today’s celebrities very interesting. Cary Grant seemed interesting. Leonardo DiCaprio? Not so much.