1.First, let's start with this epic story about Queen Elizabeth that former royal protection officer Richard Griffin told after she passed away. He was walking with the Queen near her country estate in Scotland when suddenly "there were two hikers coming towards us, and the Queen would always stop and say hello. It was two Americans on a walking holiday, and it was clear from the moment we first stopped that they hadn't recognized the Queen."
He explained, "The American gentleman was telling the Queen where he came from, where they were going to next, and where they’d been to in Britain, and sure enough, he said to Her Majesty, ‘And where do you live?’ She said, 'I live in London, but I’ve got a holiday home just on the other side of the hills.' He said, 'How long have you been coming up here?' And she said, 'I’ve been coming up here since I was a little girl, so over 80 years.' He said, 'If you’ve been coming up here for 80 years, you must’ve met the Queen." And quick as a flash, she said, 'Well, I haven’t, but Dick here meets her regularly.'"
He continued, "So the guy said to me, 'So you’ve met the Queen? What’s she like?' And since I’d known her a long time and could pull her leg, I said, 'Well, she can be very cantankerous at times but has a lovely sense of humor.' Next thing I knew, this guy puts his arm around my shoulder, gives his camera to the Queen, and says, 'Can you take a picture of the two of us?'"
He added, "Anyway, we swapped places and I took a picture of them with the Queen, and we never let on. As we waved goodbye, Her Majesty said to me, 'I’d love to be a fly on the wall when he shows those photographs to his friends in America, and hopefully someone tells him who I am.'”
2.Next, after this guy posted a video (with a jokey caption) of Angels outfielder and three-time Most Valuable Player Mike Trout in the batting cage...
...this guy popped in with some criticism:
People were like...dude:
But he just kept digging his hole:
Eventually Trout even showed up:
3.These people had no idea they were with Dave Matthews when they really should have:
4.And — LOL — this checker really should have known "Falling for You" singer-songwriter Mxmtoon:
5.These people debating Men in Black were sitting next to the film's screenwriter, Ed Solomon, when — cringe — they did this:
6.A woman named Kylie — sweet summer child Kylie — sent Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Annie freaking Lennox this letter saying, "I came across your music online and really like what I heard!" and "We are connected to an artist development firm that can also get you onto 150 radio stations worldwide ... The best part is, if they really like your music, they'll cover all marketing expenses." Facepalm x 1,000,000,000.
Annie tweeted the letter out with this hilarious caption:
7.Speaking of '80s music legends, this person tweeted at the Smiths' drummer, Mike Joyce, saying, "I notice you post a lot of Smiths stuff? Are you a fan? Did you ever see them live?"
8.This guy asked MrBeast for a photo, but not for the reason you'd think, LOL:
9.And this oblivious guy on a plane was watching The Last Kingdom while sitting RIGHT NEXT TO THE SHOW'S STAR:
10.The secondhand embarrassment of this story Phoebe Bridgers shared is REAL:
11.And I don't know whether to laugh at four-time Grammy winner Jason Isbell or feel bad for him over this one:
12.Oh boy — this reporter was doing an "on the street" segment asking people what they thought about the Utah Jazz when she obliviously walked up to Jazz star Jordan Clarkson and asked him, "Did you go to any Jazz games?" His response? "Yeah, a lot."
13.Meanwhile, The Wealthy Barber author David Chilton was speaking at a conference when he had this interaction:
14.Noughts & Crosses author Malorie Blackman had this cringey encounter at an event where SHE was the speaker:
15.And Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert relayed this story about being in Australia when her Uber driver (seen here) asked her what she was doing there: "I told him I’ve been traveling for the last two and a half months. He said, 'Oh! Like Julia Roberts in that movie!' Yes, my friend. Just like that.❤️"
16. Lastly, Friends star Matt LeBlanc had this encounter with a young kid...and Matt, you didn't deserve this, my man!