Before the Star, I worked for a summer at a theme park in Massachusetts, part of a nationwide chain of theme parks known for their insane roller coasters named after various superheroes.
I worked in food service. The entry-level food service workers weren't assigned a particular spot (with the exception of "Jack Spaceship's", figure that one out yourself), so I was basically shuttled from food stand to food stand all summer.
One day I was working at a gyro booth, and an older blonde woman wearing big sunglasses approaches my counter and asks me if the gyro meat was actually made from lamb.
Behind me, my coworkers are trying their best not to freak out. Judging by their reactions, I could tell this woman was someone I was supposed to recognize, but I didn't. The only name that seemed to match up in my mind was, inexplicably, the then-Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. (Don't ask me where I pulled that from.)
I take her order and serve her food, and she thanks me. After she walks off, I ask my coworkers what all the insanity was about. Turns out, blonde custy was a very famous comedienne known for insult humor. I'm sure you can figure out who.
A few days later I was approached by the food service manager, who asked me if I had served said famous comedienne on a particular date. I told her yes, and she told me that the comedienne was "insanely impressed by your professionalism and attitude," and had turned in a note to Guest Services commending me. The park gave me a $35 bonus in that week's paycheck.
I swear it was the greatest job I ever had.
So, RHU'ers, have you had any celebrity encounters?