|Gordon at his book signing at Paper Plus Newmarket today.|
|Finally got to Broadway after over an hour of queuing!|
Although the signing session was supposed to be from 12 to 1pm, there was little movement in the queue until the celebrity chef presumably turned up at 12:50pm. Twenty minutes later, I made it onto Broadway (the queue went from this street around the corner), and began to hope I would get my turn soon. At 1:30pm, someone from the ZM radio station announced the winners of the dinner with Gordon, and ten minutes later I was inside!
|Queuing inside Paper Plus Newmarket.|
I refused to leave, and watched as the last of the lucky ones made it to the table. Gordon, perhaps unaware of the situation, chatted cheerfully to each person, asking one about their studies, noticing another was their friend. As soon as he was done, those of us behind the cut-off mark who did not already leave in disgust cried out for him to sign our books also. He laughed and agreed, while the book store staff laid down the rules: no messages, no photos, just signatures and out the door.
It was an expensive price to pay for an illegible scrawl, but, well, I got my prize!
|It's supposed to say "To Nom Nom Panda", but...|