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Embarrassed; Amateur Stage.

Byline: John Slim

HOW not to say hello to somebody you're meeting for the first time.

Tony Gibbs, the new chief executive of the National Operatic and Dramatic Association, still allows himself a bit of a blush as he recalls being introduced to a man amid the hubbub of a function of some sort.

He says: "Within a few minutes, his wife appeared from behind him and managed to put her head round the side of him. I said, 'You remind me of Rod Hull and Emu'.

"That was one of those moments when I waited for the floor to open. There was this kind of embarrassed silence for a few moments - but she had sort of appeared as though she was an extension of his arm."

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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Sep 14, 2007
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