Whether you're a local or a tourist, hanging out for any length of time at LAX is different from having a long layover in any other city. Not only is LAX an international airport, but there's a decent chance that you'll catch a glimpse of a celebrity on their way home from their work on a project or on their way to an on location shoot. If you see someone in sunglasses indoors, avoiding eye contact with others, it's a good bet they're someone famous. As exciting as that is, there are a few ground rules you should know about.
Play it Cool
When you first meet a celebrity you might feel bubbly and starstruck, but the best way to get the coveted invitation to share their limo is to play it cool. Sure, it's great to have someone fawn after you, but many celebrities get tired of that, and long for more genuine human interaction. Don't run up to them and burble about being their biggest fan and the crush you've had since you were 10. Instead:
Once you've struck up a conversation you have an infinitesimal chance of being invited to come along with them, but in the off chance you are invited, you'll need to know how to behave in a limo.
Once You've Scored a Ride
The thrill of sliding into a celebrity's limo is second to none, but if this is your first time using a limo service, like LAX Car Service, you might not know the basic rules of polite limo use. Fortunately, they are pretty simple and straightforward.
If you behave in the limo like you would in any other public space you'll do well. People get in trouble in limos when they take advantage of the privacy provided by the tinted windows and privacy screen between them and the driver, or forget that luxury is not permission to misbehave.
Meeting a celebrity is exciting. Being invited to share their ride is even more exciting. There are a lot of ways to make mistakes in these situations, but now you are better equipped to conduct yourself with civility and poise. Just remember these simple rules and you will be well on your way to having a story to share with your friends and loved ones unlike any other.Share
19 March 2015
I come from a small town. It's so small that there is no public bus service—you can walk everywhere within city limits. People drove their cars if they wanted to leave town. At home, I rarely saw a taxi, and subways were something I only saw in movies. Moving to New York City was a shock in many ways, but learning how to get around using public transportation was one of the biggest hurdles that I faced. I didn't know how much to tip a taxi driver or how to find my way around on the bus. However, I did eventually learn. I know that there must be many people who are facing the same learning curve that I was facing a few years ago. I started this blog to help other small town natives like me learn how to get around in the big city.