Just today someone "famous" walked into my store and it reminded me of my "close encounters" with some people who at some point were famous, are famous or just think they are "somebody".
Here is the list. Of course the list is topped buy those who were the most memorable since I remember the whole thing. (By the way, I used to work in this small boutique restaurant hotel- back in the late eighties and mid nineties. So the chances of running into anybody slightly famous was high.
One day or night, There was a "get together" of liberals to raise awareness (cash) for Mikhail Gorbachov's "foundation" back then. This was around 1995. They had a private reception including; Barbara Streissand,(Whom I delivered tea to-English Breakfast)-Oliver Stone and a few others whom I cannot remember.
I also waited on Raul Julia-very nice individual, thought me that in latin countries capers are known as "alcaparras"
Charles Keating-Of the famous Savings and Loans scandals that involved a few senators as well. Right after their court days, a whole entourage of lawyers, friends and other would come in for dinner and usually spend about 4 to 600.00 dollars on diner-This was good for us, because at least we had a guaranteed tip of $100.00. Keating never actually paid. He would order his lawyers to pay and give us some extra cash-sorry for all those old folk who got screwed.
One time I went to pick up my wife where she worked at "Shutters on the Beach"--Santa Monica. Michael keaton-Pre Batman, was sitting at the bar a couple of chairs next to me, he was also waiting for a "friend" and somehow we ended up in a discussion about tequilas.
"Elaine" from Seinfeld-I Also waited on her, her husband and a friend-Husband picked up the tab-"Small tip" Cheap bastard.
At UCLA I used to run into John Lithgow during his morning jogs through campus.
I delivered food into Opera singer's Placido Domingo, also at Checkers. "Morning Breath" --I know-we all have it..
More recently at my last job, for a popular hang out in Vegas for the stars;
Jack Nicholson, Britney Spears, Pamela Anderson, Hugh Heffner, Mr. Batman himself Val Kilmer, and a few others whom I cannot remember their names...
Do you have any stories or sightings?....