Jay McInerney in happier times
In the brief and tumultuous blog yesterday AM entitled Drinking Alongside Paul McCartney, Mr. McInerney discusses the following FASCINATING EVENTS of last weekend. I encourage you to read it, or, you could just read my synopsis:
This weekend Mr. McInerney had house guests from California. They needed to eat, why – I do not know, considering people like this don’t really eat. So, they called a hoity-toity “insanely fashionable East Hampton restaurant”, and most likely threw a snobbish temper tantrum – asked for the manager, got a table. When they got there, they were pissed that nobody cared who they were as they’re escorted to their table without the usual 76 trombone parade. Jay was all, *shrug* “Sorry, that girl is toooooooooootally getting fired who seated us because I am super duper important and wonderful, and you all deserve more than 15 minutes of socialite fameballing.”
Ten minutes after they are seated, Paul McCartney, accompanied by his girlfriend, sat down at the empty table next to their’s. Since they were trumped in importance, although wildly important in their heads when thinking of the facebook statuses this would inspire, the collective bitching about the shit entrance stopped. (Then Jay describes how great looking Paul & Co are in a sort of brown-nosing, flattery-is-the-best-policy sort of manner. Sorry dude, he’s not gonna call you.)
Unfortunately, these losers were sober except some woman named Anne who was drinking champagne (this is where it gets a little too “Vile Bodies” for me). They order some 3 year old bubbly that I guess we should know, name-drop name-drop look at my wine knowledge, etc.
Not long after Jay made his selection, he couldn’t help but notice that Paul McCartney had the same wine on his table (zoinks! tiny bit of pee in the pants!), most likely because he was extremely close, trying to literally crawl up Sir Paul’s bum at this point. Then he grabbed the sommelier and said, “Yo wine lady, Paul’s got great taste, har har honk honk guffaw” and she said, “Oh, he asked what you were drinking and ordered it” (LIES) and then the finish: “Clearly a gentleman of taste and discrimination, and secure enough to be happy with a seat in the back room.”