Some people hate brussels sprouts and black licorice. President Obama‘s senior advisor Valerie Jarrett is apparently repelled by those horrid party stamps that are sometimes required to get into parties.
Jarrett made something of a spectacle of herself over it on her way into the TIME-People party last night at the opulent St. Regis Hotel in downtown Washington. All guests were to check in at tables in the lobby where young women with clipboards were crossing people’s names off as they arrived. At check-in, partygoers received cards for those 16-pound gift bags to pick up on the way out.
Jarrett approached the PR table, where they told her, as they told everyone in line, that they’d need to stamp her hand. The ink mark was red and circular. A witness said she looked at them “like they were crazy” and stormed off into the party. The women at check-in looked at each other shocked, like ‘Now what do we do?’
The rest of Jarrett’s evening appeared to go smoothly and party stamp free.