Autographs–that is adults asking other adults for an autograph has always bothered me for some reason. What is it that makes a signature so irresistible to some people?
I get it when we’re talking about a kid who wants a ballplayer to sign his baseball card or team jersey. Perfectly understandable.
Again, the key word here is KID.
There is just something slightly creepy to me about watching a group of middle-aged men fawn over a celebrity or athlete just to get them to sign a t-shirt or poster.
Is their motive financial? Let’s be charitable here and say that maybe 25% of adults are looking to sell these autographs. This still leaves 75%! Exactly what they’re hoping to get out of it is what I can’t quite grasp.
Tiger Woods, who is mobbed by autograph seekers wherever he goes, took some heat yesterday at the PGA Open (I know, what a shock!) for appearing to ignore a group of people vying for his attention. It turns out, he was actually trying to keep the people from knocking over a fence and falling over a barrier.
Again, look at these people…it’s just a signature…right?