[quote by=Maccalvr link=Blah.pl?b=mccartney,m=1099112928,s=2 date=1099115740]No kidding. And she didn't even seemed phased by it. I'm still freaking out. I can't stop thinking about it!!!! I'm annoyed. [/quote]
I think the effect at work here is the same I had when I went to Paul's press conference. Beforehand I thought it would be akin to a religious experience...I had loved this guy for 30 years.
When it walked in why, it was PAUL! And immediately it became clear that it...was....just Paul. We are SO familiar with his image, his voice, his manner that it was immediately comfortable and not an overwhelmingly awe-inspiring moment (tho it was awesome). Plus he is very good at the personable public approach.
Once the split second shock of actually seeing him up close is over, you immediately kind of slip into a feeling of the type of intimacy you might with an old friend, because that's kind of what he is.
That's probably why your friend was blase. That and the fact he didn't come over and sit on their laps and sign the menu and invite them over for tea.