So last week I was hanging out with my cool LA friends at a trendy Mexican restaurant (read: they offer $5 burritos) in an up-and-coming neighborhood (read: there is only occasional gang violence) on the outskirts of downtown.
Everyone was trading celebrity stories – they’d been working in the entertainment biz for a few years and they all had something to say.
One of my friends heard this gem secondhand, which means I heard it thirdhand, which means you’re reading it fourthhand and at this point, it may or not be true, but it’s still a gem, which is why I’m sharing it with you:
“My friend was walking in Central Park, minding her own business, when all of a sudden, Bill Murray ran up and started tickling her. Then, as fast as he had come, he ran away, shouting, ‘Your friends will never believe you if you tell them this happened!’ Apparently he does this all the time. No one ever will believe you if you say that Bill Murray came up to you in the park and started tickling you.”
BREAKING NEWS: I just Googled “Bill Murray park believe you” (awkward) and this eerily similar account popped up:
There’s an urban legend that’s gone around until no one is sure who it happened to, or if it happened at all. It was late one night, a few years ago, when a young man was walking through Union Square Park. He suddenly felt someone behind him, their hands over his eyes. When he turned in surprise, there was Bill Murray, his creased face leaning in close. Bill whispered, “No one is ever going to believe you,” and then just walked away.
Now I’m dying for this to happen to me (only as long as I had someone there to protect me from Bill Murray) just because it’s so darn WEIRD. You guys would believe me if this happened… right?