In college I waited tables to make ends meet. I worked short hours, had decent pay and learned a few lessons about people. For instance, if a person said that they were a great tipper, they weren't. I can't think of a single time in my life that I've heard a person say they tip great, or even good, that I have ever seen them actually leave a medium sized tip.
The same thing happens with celebrities. Important and self important people often have people who work for them as personal assistants. A celebrities personal assistant serves a function that in Victorian times was recognized as a "servant". The servant's job is to ensure the masters happiness. There is nothing wrong with that in and of itself.
Why anyone would take such a job in modern times is a bit of a mystery. Perhaps working with the rich and famous is its own reward. Maybe the notoriety is appealing to some people. I don't know. What I do know is if the servant is asking me, "don't you know who this is?" and doing so in a tone of voice that conveys contempt, their boss isn't all they think they are.
I've met a handful of the rich and famous. Some of them are very nice, classy even. Bash the Bush's all you like. Barbra is a super lady and very engaging. Bill Cosby has been taking a lot of heat recently for things he may or may not have done forty years ago. I met him once, shook his hand and made a little small talk with him back stage at a performance he was giving. He looked a little sad, but was very pleasant to a mere mundane such as myself. Latter I learned that his son Ennis had recently been murdered. Somehow he managed to keep it together and treat the masses courteously.
This last week I had another celebrity encounter. I hope I do not have another like it. Posting the names and details of the incident would violate my employers social media policy and likely get me fired, so I won't. I've got a job interview this Thursday, so maybe I can soon.
I've added to my personal list of truisms this week. If someone asks "don't you know who this is", the person in question probably isn't worth knowing. If they promise you a significant portion of a months pay to get you to go out of your way for them, you better get it in writing.