If anyone could pull the "don't you know who I am?!" card it's Jacinda Ardern, but obviously, this is not her style.
Everyone's favourite world leader today popped into a local cafe in Wellington today to grab a spot of lunch, but was turned away due to a lack of space – Ardern's own guidelines for reopening restaurants after lockdown state that customers must be seated at least a metre away from each other.
The establishment, called Olive, was forced to reject the prime minister, leaving at least one of the patrons pretty shocked, so he did the obvious and tweeted about it:
It seems that the powers at play managed to work something out though, as he tweeted again 13 minutes later:
One of Ardern's most popular qualities is her relatability, giving voters the sense that she's just like everyone else, and this encounter seemed to reinforce that perception, especially when her fiance Clarke Gayford jumped into the conversation (we presume with Jacinda's blessing):
@reinvention I have to take responsibility for this, I didn't get organized and book anywhere. Was very nice of the… https://t.co/FFthCde5M2