What Happened When We Got Ice Cream Next to John Travolta

  1. Yesterday, my kids, nieces and I were at Sweet Rose, trying to cool off and also getting very good but overpriced ice cream
    Six bucks a scoop. I mean, come on.
  2. I was facing the door and have extremely excellent celebrity radar, so saw JT walk in immediately
  3. My sister-in-law was visiting, so it is always kind of fun to discreetly see huge superstars with out-of-town guests, so I leaned over and whispered to her
    I feel really dorky even typing this bc we live in LA and it really isn't something to make a big deal of (ie, I know very well that the even the hugely famous among us can be quite normal) but when someone like JT walks into the tiny ice cream store, it's hard to ignore
  4. All of the kids immediately demanded - loudly- to know what I had whispered
    Kids are the nosiest humans around
  5. I tried to ignore them because it was a small place and I didn't want to make a big deal of it
  6. They wouldn't take no for an answer
  7. So I leaned over and said: "You know Grease? That's Danny Zuko."
  8. And they shouted: "Oh my god, Danny Zuko!!!!!"
  9. And my niece yelled: "That's the guy from Hairspray!!!!"
  10. And my daughter bellowed: "He doesn't look like Danny Zuko anymore!!! But maybe in his eyes!"
  11. And I kept hissing: "Shhh!!!" "Stop!!!" "Be quiet!!!" "Don't make him uncomfortable!!!"
  12. And they quieted down a bit, so I thought maybe we had gotten away with not being assholes.
  13. But then a few minutes later, after he got his six-dollar ice cream, he walked over and stopped quickly right in front of us and waved (literally) and said: "bye-bye."
  14. And my kids' mouths dropped.
  15. And I wanted to die.
    But also maybe yell: Run from the Scientologists while you can, John!!!!
  16. And I spent the rest of the day feeling guilty about ruining JT's ice cream outing.
    Oh well. I mean, I paid to see Broken Arrow, so maybe we're even.