A Quick Story Behind the Selfie

Yesterday I wrote about attending a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton at which former President Clinton spoke. I was an early early EARLY bird and had a front row spot. I’d like to say front row seat, but those were off to one side and reserved for local VIPs.

Given the time I stood in line along with time spent in the actual event I stood for about five hours yesterday. But it was so worth it.

Immediately following the event former President Clinton made his way around the barrier, stopping to shake hands with everyone within reach and graciously posing for pictures with anyone who asked. 

When he got to me, a world famous camera klutz, I decided to just shake his hand since I couldn’t do that AND snap a quick selfie. It would have to be enough. 

But the young man on the other side of me showed me his photo and I must have made some utterance of envy or dismay, for William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd President of these United States, took two steps back to me and WHISPERED IN MY EAR these momentous words, “What did you say?”

Yes! That happened. And I was flustered, but managed to say, “Oh, my friend was able to get a great selfie and I’m feeling jealous!”

And just like that he posed with me.

Yes, it’s a horrible photo of me–Ms. Psychedelic Funhouse 1956, but what a story, right? 

Peace, people. And Vote. 

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

16 thoughts on “A Quick Story Behind the Selfie”

  1. What an amazing story! Personally I think it’s undoubtedly the greatest photograph on your entire blog. A selfie with Bill Clinton! I’m so amazingly envious. He sounds like a really considerate person too. Very, very well done!

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