Meeting Jared Padalecki.
Today, around 6PM on a Tuesday night was a slow night for Kukuruza when all of the sudden, guess who waltzes in.
Jared Frickin Padalecki.
My immediate reaction (and perhaps now thinking back, was a bit inappropriate) was to yell rather loudly “OH MY GOD”. Jared being really sweet said hello with a smile and asked me my name. I told him it was Anna, and he gave me his name. And of course I said “I know who you are” As my coworker (who had no idea who he was) helped another customer, I asked Jared if we could take a picture. He agreed, took my phone from me and snapped this shot. Returning to work, I asked him what brought him to Seattle (where Kukuruza is located) He said he was filming in Vancouver and that his wife was in labor with their second child, and being unable to make it back to Texas (where he is from) They decided to have the child here. He asked me to sell him on some popcorn and I did. Selling him several bags, we chatted about Supernatural, his family and being a “celebrity” Which he responded to with “I’m not a celebrity, i’m just a dude. And a dad.” I finished bagging his popcorn and rang him up, punching him a punch card. He said he’d definitely be back. I’m hoping next time he’ll bring Jensen ;) All in all it was an incredible experience. He truly was a sweet, kind, down to earth man. And yes, ladies - he was just as cute in person. If not cuter! And he tipped well! My heart is still pounding!!