No, I work at CBS

Daily adventures

I got a story for you.  Most of us have done it…….mistake someone for someone else.  I have done it a couple times in my life.  Well, I recently did it again AND in an outrageous way.

I was at BRICK CrossFit in West Hollywood taking my first class.  If you haven’t done it yet, let me give you a heads up – it’s brutal.  I walk into class and see a guy who I (think) know so I smile and wave.  He gives a polite smile back.  How do I know him?  I had no idea.   I’m racking my brain during the entire class.  How do I know him?  It’s killing me. I start going down the list of my regular jaunts.    Starbucks, grocery store, bank, etc….. No clue.  In the end, this turned out to be a good thing as it kept my mind occupied during the most grueling workout in my life.  Yes, the most intense workout.  AND, I ran a marathon and boxed for three years.   Anyway, I digress….back to the story.

I could not figure it out.  At the end of class, when everyone separated and found some private space to stretch and cool down, I walked over to him and introduced myself.   I realize now that it wasn’t the best time to strike up a conversation as we’re both sweating profusely and having trouble catching our breath.   The conversation went quick.

Me:      “Hi.  You look so familiar. I know we’ve met but I’m not sure where.

Guy:    “Hmmm, I’m sorry but I don’t think I know you.”

Me:      “Do you work in the neighborhood? Starbucks, perhaps? I know I know you. “

Guy:    “Ahh, no. CBS”

Me:      “Ohh, CVS.  Yes, that’s it.  I’m there all the time. ”

Guy:    “No, I work at CBS.”

Me:      “Ohh, CBS.”  (By this time, I feel a tad stupid but it doesn’t end there…I keep                         going. I’m sure you can guess how this plays out.)   “What do you do?”

Guy:    “I’m an actor.”

Me:      “Me too!”

Guy:    “Are you familiar with the show ‘CSI: New York’?”

Me:      “Yes, of course.  (Then it hit me like a ton of bricks.)  Ohhh, I know who you are –                      you’re fabulous.   Ahhhh, sorry to bother you.  I guess I don’t know you.

We both chuckled.   He was a good sport about it.  Ladies and gentlemen, the guy was Hill Harper.  He plays Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the hit CBS drama series, CSI: NY.

Hill Harper

I  WAS mortified….at first…but then you just have to laugh at yourself.  As I limped home (yes, I was already feeling pain.), I replayed the incident in my head.  I laughed all the way home.  It’s important to laugh at yourself.  I need to do this in this business.  There’s a reason they say laughter is the best medicine.  Check out all the health benefits.

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  1. Nate Downes says:

    Regardless, you still made an impression, and in this business, impressions are important.

  2. Ryan Nester says:

    This is a true example of the Kristin Martell I know and yet another reason why she WILL succeed in this biz!!! Keep damning the odds my love!

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