As we are talking, a black car drove up and I saw a chauffeur. I stood up and picked up my backpack. I turned to the other two guys to tell them that’s Ivanka Trump in the car. Before I even finished the sentence they were both walking up to you and had items out ready for you to sign.
I went to catch up to them. I struggled with my clip board that had your photo. I was walking up as you finished with them and I was now struggling trying to get my Sharpie out. I stopped in front of you and froze; Sharpie still hidden in my bag.
Somehow I noticed you already had a Sharpie and I stopped digging in my backpack and held up my clip board. I never said a word. I don’t even think I smiled.
You approached and then paused and looked me in the eyes and said, hello. Did I look scared? I thought that was so generous of you to take a second to acknowledge me. It’s a small thing to do, the pause and quick look in the eyes, to acknowledge the person you are across from. It’s not a wasted gesture. I HOPED a mumbled out a ‘hello’ back to you but I know I was off my game and I don’t think I said anything.
You signed my photo and you paused and looked at me again and I know I should have said thank you but I all I really remember is that I turned to look for my friends and when I turned back you were walking into the store.
So, let me say hello to you now: Hello.
Next let me say, I wasn’t turning my back on you to be ungrateful. I was trying to figure out where my friends were in case they wanted a photo.
Now, let me say Thank You. I should have never left without saying that.
I am embarrassed this happened this way.
Until next time, where I expect to account for myself in a more roper manner.