Small Town Living – “Don’t you know who I am?”

We have a delivery service for the store and a 24 hour on call delivery man. The other day, a new client called in wanting to have a new delivery set up on the route. She demanded he come out immediately and set her up. When asking some questions to establish her as a regular client she refused to give him much information stating, “Don’t you know who I am? I’m very well known in town.”

top_hat_and_tails-largeLiving in a small town has its advantages. Many times you are well known and people are more than ready to accommodate you. However, I’m not sure that assuming you are a local celebrity just because you have lived in a town of 8,800 for your whole life makes for great relationship building.

A real celebrity has come into the store before. We knew exactly who he was but he didn’t assume we did. He was gracious and kind and very easy to work with. He never assumed we knew anything about him until my sister stared at him for a while and the only words that came out of her mouth were, “I love you.” It was priceless.images (1)

If you have time to leave a comment, I would love to hear about your brushes with fame – names attached or not.

*all images found on Google

3 thoughts on “Small Town Living – “Don’t you know who I am?””

  1. I grew up in a town of 8000 people moved to the city after college and have moved back. I am often annoyed at how some people in this town feel entitled to something because they feel they are local celebrities. While working in the hospitality industry as a chef I have met several real celebrities and many are humble (a few have been jerks). Most seem glad to meet you and don’t expect anything special.

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