Ah the celebrity sighting. Even the coolest customer will suddenly lose their veneer of not giving a damn if they see Derek Jeter buying condoms or Jim Cramer just trying to sneak out of the Trader Joe’s undetected. Of course, what people fail to realize about celebrity sighting is that they can also cause some chaos, like what happened over the weekend to the poor woman trapped at the top of the Wonder Wheel while Beyonce, Queen of Brooklyn, took some pictures in it.
The Post reported on Friday that Beyonce was living it up on a number of rides with her entourage, and eventually commandeered the Wonder Wheel for a photo shoot. It meant the Wonder Wheel ground to a halt, which is fine if you’re not at the top. But Manhattan resident Dorris Hone was at the top of the Wonder Wheel, 150 feet in the air. Which isn’t the best place to be if you’re afraid of heights in the best of circumstances. And is an even worse place to be if you have no idea why you’re stuck up there and o one can hear you, as this passage explains:
“She was screaming at the top of her lungs, ‘Get me off this ride,’ ” said her friend, who asked not to be named. “She was just hysterical up there.”
But with all the crazed Beyoncé fans down below, no one could hear Hone’s screams.
We won’t go as far as using this as a call for people to rise up and overthrow our celebrities, but will take a more peaceful tone and remind celebrities that they should try to be more aware of their surroundings and avoid getting into situations that leave screaming middle-aged women trapped 150 feet in the air without knowing why. Just a suggestion, really.