So about a year and a half ago, I was managing this restaurant, right? Not a chain or fine dining place, either- just an independently owned (albeit popular) seafood restaurant on the corner of my beach town.
One weekday night, a party of like 5 guys walk in. And all the girls at my host stand (that are anywhere from 16-25), start flipping out. I ask them what the commotion is, and they tell me that one of the men in this party looks EXACTLY like a guy from their favorite show, Teen Wolf, but they can’t tell if it’s him or not, and they’re too embarrassed to go ask.
Hearing of the show, but never actually having watched it, and seeing them literally hyperventilate, I asked why they were so nervous. And they said it was because the man played the Dad of this actor they were obsessed with, Dylan O’Brien.
So to make them happy, I went over and asked him if he was an actor on Teen Wolf ( I was the manager, I could do those things). And sure enough, it was Linden Ashby, aka Sheriff Stilinski.
He was literally the nicest guy ever, and we talked for like a good thirty minutes. I bought his meal and in return he took photos with all the girls and gave them his autograph, plus answered a plethora of never ending questions about what it was like to work with Dylan O’Brien. And trust me, there were a lot of those questions.
I thought he was great but forgot about it shortly after. Now it’s a year and a half later, Teen Wolf is one of my absolute favorite shows, Dylan O’Brien is one of my favorite actors and Jeff Davis is someone I look up to as a writing mentor.
How painfully ironic, the way things happen sometimes, right? I’m glad I fully believe in “everything happens for a reason”, or that unlucky timing might seriously get to me.