This gave me a chuckle when I read it 🙂
The Shakespearean actor and Star Trek star, Patrick Stewart, recalls a time he was watching television alone in a hotel room and stumbled upon an episode of Next Generation which he barely remembered having filmed.
"I had forgotten that I'd ordered room service," he says. "The man arrived with my order. He looked at the television and looked at me with such pity."
That's the comic timing of embarrassment, in a split second it can turn even a movie star into a lonely loser poring over past glories.
From BBC News – Too Hot To Handle