Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Interview Fatigue - Blight of the Famous

I sent a long, detailed, carefully crafted and pathetically sycophantic email to a famous British photographer, asking if he would be interviewed about street photography for my blog and a possible magazine article and got this reply:

Dear Stephen
Apologies for slow response. I am suffering from interview fatigue and will therefore decline this invitation. Martin

It came shortly after I had watched a video of John Cleese describing Sarah Palin as being funnier than Michael Palin, and I was reminded of the Monty Python sketch, with Four Yorkshiremen out-doing each other about their poor upbringings....

Third Yorkshireman: "eh, you were lucky to have a room! We used to have to live in t'corridor!"

First Yorkshireman: "Oh, we used dream of living in a corridor - it would have been like a palace to us! We used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish tip. We got woke up ever morning by having a load of rotting fish dumped all over us. House? Huh!"

Well, I still dream of getting "Interview fatigue". It would be like "arriving" and gaining success, to me.

And, surely there must be worse things than being successful, to suffer from?

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