Everyone’s a critic

I met a former talk radio presenter yesterday who now runs a radio station for a very large corporate entity in SA. The guy resembles Alex Jay circa 1989, minus earrings (I think – I didn’t look at his ears enough, evidently) and Jay’s overwhelmingly annoying persona which he adheres to to this day.

I’d listened to him a fair bit a few years ago and always enjoyed his shows, a fact I made known to him. He then proceeded to say how he’d always enjoyed being told people liked him, but his most memorable incident with a member of the listening public was when a short, middle-aged Indian man come up to him and say, “Are you xxxxx?” The presenter replied that he was indeed the said person.

“I fucken’ hate you, man!” retorted the dude before walking away in disgust.

Radical honesty is awesome!!

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2 Responses to Everyone’s a critic

  1. Charmskool says:

    Oh what an excellent story. I have often seen Alex Jay in the supermarket and around town over the years and I so wish I had had the courage to walk up to him and tell him I fukken hate him – he has the most annoying persona on radio – no maybe not – there is a certain Idols judge who will remain nameless who has on occasion presented a breakfast show who I fukken loathe!

  2. dbawiw says:

    God, I would join you in proclaiming that we fucken hate Alex Jay. In the meantime, won’t you give him a kick in the shins if you see him at Pick ‘n Pay? He is boredom personified.

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