You know, Brian, Southern California, especially LA, where you are from, just IS that way. I am not making a value judgement here, just stating the facts and attitude. You, in LA, are USED to dealing with celebrities. Also in Las Vegas that is the attitude. Yes, I really did feel that I was overpowering Katherine Hepburn and her maid. The whole and complete CONCEPT of celebrity just evaporated in front of my eyes and they became 'people' with real feelings.
You are not ruder, kinder, saner or more or less intelligent. It's just a 'venue' situation. EVERYBODY where you live is USED to these situations and back East people are not. It, thus, becomes a somewhat more personal situation here that is amplified with our privacy needs. In LA, living in a glass house is not necessarily 'wanted' but is, nevertheless, deemed to be more inevitable. You are really more 'open' and that is both good and bad. We, in the East, are somewhat more controlled in social situations (but usually more outspoken when a point need be made, especially with regard to refutation or challenge of concept). It is interesting to dissect this but I continue maintain that if she were still living and asked to comment on this (she WOULD remember) she would agree with me, not you, on this issue. No, she did not 'forget' the incident, not because any aggression or harsh words were exchanged, but solely because I had ventured beyond her 'fence', her personality parameters, and that, in the East, is done less frequently, and is less acceptable, than in the more 'open' LA region. - David Lyga
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