Paul Shaffer

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New York, NY
September 1990:

paul shafferI was looking for a job in television and was sitting in my car after dropping off a resume at CBS when out of the corner of my eye I saw someone slowly walking by my car and peering in the window. I looked up and it was Paul Shaffer. I thought it was strange that he was looking in my car, as if he knew me.

Anyway, he kept walking and I thought to myself, “Man, I’d love to work at David Letterman’s show (he was still at NBC at the time).” Then I realized I had a stack of resumes on my passenger seat. So I ran out of my car and down the block.

Shaffer was talking to two men, so I waited for them to leave. I walked up and said, “I work in TV. Can you give this to Dave?”

He said, “I’ll try, but I can’t promise anything.” Of course I never heard from them, but it was nice of Shaffer to at least take the resume. He seemed like a nice guy, if not a bit strange.
— Sighting by MB

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