It’s Tuesday and Tuesday are not as bad as Mondays but still can suck something major, right? You expect Mondays to suck but Tuesdays? No, so they sneak up on you with their suckiness. But no worries, I’ve got your back and today I’m here to share a funny story with you. A story of how silly my mama is. I think it’s hilarious, hopefully you do too. Last week I was texting with some friends and one of the brought up the story of my mom meeting the “snoop man” as she calls him, or Snoop Lion as he now calls himself but back on those days he was known as Snoop Dogg.
Back in the day (2007-2010) my mom worked at Denny’s as a second job to help support me and support herself as she kept getting laid off from her full-time job. The Denny’s in our town in Michigan is right next to the highway so it’s pretty common for buses traveling between Detroit and Chicago to stop by, so when a bunch of buses stopped by late that night nobody even blinked an eye.
Until people starting coming out of the buses and all the servers (which at this point of the night were just about the only people in the restaurant) started freaking out.
Snoop Dogg was in the house.
At this point the managers took over and confined everyone to their sections and the cooks to the kitchen. It so happened that one of the cooks, Richie, was a HUGE fan of Snoop Dogg so obviously he wanted, at the very least, an autograph. But he was confined to the kitchen, so my mom was all “don’t worry, I figure something out”.
So… MY MOTHER, grabs a napkin, walks right up to the table and SAYS TO SNOOP DOGG: “Hi there sir, I don’t have the slightest idea who you are but one of the cooks says he loves your music – you make music? – well, he really wants your autograph, so can you sign this for him?”
Snoop Dogg just gave her a “you’re for real right now?” look and realized that yes, my mom was for real – she really didn’t know who he was so he just sort laughed and asked who it was for and signed the napkin. And still gave my mom and every server in the place a $20 tip.
The next morning when she told me, my reaction was something along the lines of “YOU SAID THAT SNOOP DOGG?! HOW do you NOT know who he is?! Did you get me an autograph?” No, no she didn’t. But she did Google him and realized who she had been talking to. Well… Sort of. She still calls him the Snoop Man. In her defense he did change his name, so there’s that haha.