Typically, I play it pretty cool when celebrities come into the restaurant, but today I just couldn't help myself. When I was five years old I used to come home from kindergarten, saddle up to a warm bowl of mac n' cheese and, along with my sister and mom, watch this beautiful man (see picture below) play Brad on Young and the Restless. (Yes, my mom is and was a parenting genius.) So, you can imagine my surprise and excitement when I went out to the patio and found my long lost gardener/president of Jabot Cosmetics (sure, he slept his way to the top, but look at him...) waiting for me to take his order.
After a few seconds of restaurant and menu talk, I decided to strike up a conversation. However, things got a little weird.
Kate: "So, you probably don't want to hear this, but I sort of grew up watching you."
Brad/Don: "Why do you think that would bother me? Because of my diminishing age?"
Kate: (Slight swoon) "Oh, no. It's just that I was so excited when I saw you before that I told my mom and she became really excited to hear I had seen you..."
Brad/Don: (Cuts me off mid-sentence) "Do you want to take a picture?"
Kate: "Um. No, I mean, sure. Well, I don't have a phone on me."
Brad/Don: "Well find one."
Kate: "No it's cool."
Brad/Don: "Well let's take a picture if you find a phone."
Kate: (Sort of getting creeped out.)
Twenty minutes goes by, Brad/Don has finished his breakfast, Kate is clearing table.
Brad/Don: "Did you find a phone?"
Kate: "Um, yeah, let me go get it."
Kate goes into restaurant, finds her manager and asks to borrow his phone so she can take a picture with some soap star. Manager confused, but gives her his phone.
The following picture is taken:
Lesson learned from this experience: Continue to play it cool with celebrities...especially with the D-List celebrities.