I still remember Robin Williams and his son coming into the restaurant I worked at... He was just a normal person talking about normal things with his son...life at school, grades, etc... Me? I was starstruck (as were the rest of my staff) that such a huge star sat in front of me and started ordering food. Of course, as with all Vancouver Canucks hockey players & other celebrities that would come in, I used the freshest of the fresh ingredients. I did not want to be known as the sushi chef who gave Robin Williams food poisoning! (As far as I know, I have never been responsible for giving anyone food poisoning, if you're wondering!) He was the most gracious, polite & humble person in real life. There was none of the manic persona we all saw on TV...just a regular guy who enjoyed a night out eating sushi with his kid. We chatted a bit, and when he handed me his credit card, it hit me that I had Robin Williams' credit card in my hands! OOOoooooo...what can I buy with this puppy??? I handed the card to the waitress and Robin stood up to pay at the POS station. I told him it was an honour to meet him, and with a big smile, he said, "well, it was an honour to meet you, too!" He shook my hand, thanked us for a great meal and left while waving back at us. The news of his passing still seems surreal.... Rest in peace, Robin.
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