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Monday, April 18, 2011

Encounters With Celebrities/Arnold Shwarzenegger

I worked for an ice-cream store called Cool Planet back in 1999 for a brief period of time. It was located in Santa Monica on the 3rd Street Promenade and it was fairly easy to get the job. I was hired on the day that I was interviewed and started immediately.

My job was to serve ice-cream dishes and I was in my 20's. I had an apartment in Koreatown and would have to take the bus everyday to get to work...... which was a terrible experience.... I hated doing it. I did not know who owned the place when I was first hired but found out when Arnold Shwarzenegger came in with his daughter to get some ice-cream and..... uh.... check up on things.

I was in the back and fooling around when another server ran to the back to inform me that he was there. I thought at first that I was going to get in trouble so I steadily footed myself to the front of the store to be present but he didn't even look up. All he did was lick his ice-cream and share it with his daughter before abruptly leaving which is when I heaved a heavy sigh of relief.

I then when back to the back of the store. Phew! I did see him again when he was governor about a year ago in an Apple store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica and I pointed out to him that I used to work for him. He acknowledged it and I then left him alone so that he get purchase a laptop.

His daughter is about six feet tall now so I was bewildered because when I first saw her was when she was only three feet tall. It was cool to work in the ice-cream store because..... I got free ice-cream! Yeah! I love Haagen-Daz ice-cream best but will settle for anything creamy. Mmmmmm.