Day in day out you meet all sorts of people with all kinds of different stories . Many are interesting to the people themselves but may not have mass appeal . Today however , I heard a good one .
Recently a husband and wife were celebrating the wife’s birthday in a Dublin restaurant . As they completed their appetisers they noticed that a rather well known Irish celebrity was sat near them . Bono from U2 was enjoying a meal with a friend .
The wife being a huge U2 fan was in awe of her hero but was reluctant to bother him as he tried to have a meal in peace .
However , when Bono got up to answer the call of nature , the husband went over to his friend to ask if it might be possible for Bono to sing Happy Birthday to his wife . The friend said that he would ask Bono when he returned .
When the U2 frontman made his reappearance he could be seen looking over at the couple as his friend told him of the request .
Promptly Bono stood up , walked over to the couples table and gave an impromptu rendition of ‘Happy Birthday to you ‘
The wife was absolutly thrilled and it made her year .
But the story did not end there .
As the couple asked for the bill they were told that it was already taken care of . They asked if Bono had paid for their meal .
The response came as a surprise . It was not Bono who paid for the meal but his friend , they were informed , a certain Mr. Bob Dillon .
It seemed like another case of U.S. shock and awe in operation .