Long time ago, we were living in San Francisco city (when it was livable).
Went to Safeway (grocery store) to buy groceries. After purchasing, I was standing in the line to pay for them. There were about 8 people standing behind me. I recognized one of the guys. He was the Consul General of India.
At that moment, the Store Manager came by. I knew him since I was a regular customer. I told him the Indian Consul General was standing in the line and point out him to the Store Manager.
The Store Manager went to him and said: Sir, please come with me. I will open a special counter for you. You don’t have to stand in the line.
The Indian Consul General replied: Thanks for your offer. I prefer standing in line like everyone else.