I've crossed paths with tons of celebrities, especially while working for the airlines, but was always too scared to approach them or interact. Here
When I was around the age of twelve, my class took a field trip to city hall and met our mayor at the time,
. I was completely in awe of her, her accomplishments, the way she carried herself,
the speech she gave to us, etc. After the presentation was all over, I approached her to tell her what an inspiration she was to me. Instead of
responding to me, she just looked around at her staff like, 'Someone get this kid out of here.' My principle came up and grabbed me by the shoulders
and jerked me back. In front of everyone, she scolded me for bothering Mrs. Cockrell. I was traumatized and never approached another 'celebrity'
I could understand not wanting to be bothered in the middle of dinner with the family but looking back, that was pretty low of her.
So, needless to say, I just never gave a toss since and treat them just like anyone else.
I will say that Patti Labelle was on one of our flights. Another flight attendant flipped her wig and approached Patti for photos. She was the
SWEETEST person. She even noticed how I was the only attendant who didn't go over for photos. So she waved me over and said, 'Come here sugar!' So
I got my picture with her. SWEET LADY!
Others include, who I never approached, Motley Crue, Lyle Lovett, Collective Soul, Ashley Judd, Ethan Hawke, Patch Adams, Rick Perry who stayed at my
parent's old beach condo, etc. Brad Pitt also allegedly rents a friend of my parents' ranch- or at least he used to years ago (before the Jolie
days, I think). I never cared to meet him. I don't really care for celebs after my Cockrell experience.