“Hello, delivery? This is Derek Ramsay!”
What are the reactions when the Kapatid star calls a food-delivery hotline?
Laughing, Derek says, “I get many, like… they'll giggle.”
The most common is "…yung artista?
“And I'm like, ‘Yes, yung artista.’"
At times, the customer-service personnel, according to Derek, sound nonchalant.
“Depende siguro. If they had a bad day, it's just in one ear, out the other 'cause they get too many orders."
Derek shares this funny experience. “I open the door and there's the delivery guy.”
He continues, “He gets my order from the bag, he looks up, then he looks down, and then he looks up again.
“Then he says, ‘Ay kayo pala. ‘Eto, Sir.'"
And Derek quips, "Oo, kumakain din ako niyan!"
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) has gathered anecdotes on how fastfood delivery staff handle orders of celebrities.
In the case of Erich Gonzales, “normal lang, wala namang sumisigaw.”
One time, however, “Nung nag-drive-thru ako, yung nag-take ng order, sabi niya, ‘Uy!’ Gulat lang sila, ganoon lang.”
Kristine Hermosa has left fastfood staff stuttering.
She related, "Madalas hindi nila naiintidihan yung order ko kasi, pag tinatanong nila na ‘who is this?’ Sasabihin ko yung name ko ‘tapos parang nag-stutter na sila…”
For Katrina Halili’s part, “Nagugulat lang sila.”
For Roxanne Guinoo, the “nagugulat” reaction is sometimes followed by “napapasigaw sila. ‘Ay si Ma'am Roxanne pala!'"
Pancho Magno is asked “Sir, pa-autograph,” while Daniel Matsunaga gets this request: "Smile-smile, picture-picture, pag may time."
Just like Derek, Diva Montelaba shares her amusing encounter with the delivery guy.
“Pagdating ni Kuya delivery guy, nakilala niya ako... ‘Ma'am pa-picture po ako, pa-sign sa resibo, pa-sign po ng cap ko.’
“Nagiging fan sila.”
And that’s the time Diva wishes she could have worn something more presentable.
“Nakakahiya kasi yung itsura mo, nakapambahay ka lang. Kasi siyempre shorts lang, pajamas, walang make-up, wala talaga. As in, alam mo yun, sobrang simple?
“Pero, they still tend to show… na fan sila."
Gabby Eigenmann says the customer-service people usually think “It’s a prank call.”
But when your voice is as distinct as Karen Davila, “They ask, ‘Kayo po ba si Karen Davila sa TV?’ And I say yes, because they recognize my voice.”
The encounter is nothing like “I love you, Papa Piolo!” but it spices up a day in the life of ordinary people.