Think of the most interesting times you’ve had at your place of work. Write them all down, and then burn them on a George Foreman grill. Reddit user ‘FoarAMA’ shares his wildly positive and not so great valet experiences; from huge tips to avoiding eye contact, here’s 20 times being a valet was way better than data entry.
This article is based on an AMA by Reddit user FoarAMA entitled, “I was a valet in Los Angeles at one of the most well known/popular Hotels in the world. I got to meet every celebrity I wanted and drive every type of car. Names and stories will be said. AMA"
Source can be found at the bottom of the article.
HOW HE GOT A JOB AS A VALET AT A PROMINENT HOTEL
“I never worked a day in my life as a valet before there. I was new to LA and needed a job.. So I literally drove straight into the hotel, drove right up to what happened to be the manager, looked him straight in the eye and said "I'm here!." He looked at me like he didn't know me and with an inquisitive look said "Excuse me?" I said something to the effect of "I am here to work. Let's do this." I have never done this ever, I was just feeling sprite and confident. He looked at me, smiled, and said come back tomorrow, you start at 10 am. I drove out of there thinking WTF just happened? haha. But it worked.”
1/20. HIS FIRST LAMBO THANKS TO JERMAINE DUPREE
“First supercar I drove was a Lamborghini. It was Jermaine Dupree's car...I hopped in and tried driving it but didn't go anywhere. I had no clue what I was doing. ha. Jermaine showed me where the parking break was (it's on the left side of the driver, by the door. He was cool about it.”
2/20. CELINE DION ON MUTE CONTROL
“She doesn't talk in real life. She evidently saves her voice so she can sing. I was having to have a conversation with her, and she was just using her hands and eyes. It was kind of weird.”
3/20. IF HE EVER MET EMMA WATSON (He didn’t)
“I don't think I met her. If I did, I don't remember her, sorry.”
Sorry folks, he didn't meet her. Stop reading now, your wildest dreams won’t come true.
HIS FAVORITE MOMENTS
4/20. MISTAKENLY TALKING TO COURTNEY COX LIKE A HUMAN BEING
“My first car on the first day on the job. I open the door, welcome her, start chatting about her day as she's unbuckling her kiddo out of the back seat. We are having a good conversation until my boss runs over and says "I'm sorry, he's new, we will take care of it for you." I look at him weird as he motions for me to gtfo.”
5/20. RUNNING AFTER JACK BLACK AND DON CHEADLE
“Jack Black was shooting Tropic Thunder at the time (yellow hair) and he was freaking out about something and I had to go chase after him with his keys. I was literally running through the hotel chasing him and Don Cheadle.”