Years ago I was working a comedy club in OH. I'm in the hotel hallway and walked by the maid who had cleaned my room. She said to me, "Are you a magician?" Obviously she had seen some props lying around my room.
I said "Yes."
She said, "My brother is a magician."
At this point I'm thinking: No, your brother isn't a magician. He's just a nice enough guy who does a trick with 21 cards. But trying to be polite I ask, "Oh, I know a few magicians in the area. What's his name?"
She replies, "Del Ray."
After I had a mini-stroke I stammered, "Do you know how great your brother is? He's a hero to hundreds of magicians. He's simply the best."
She politely acknowledged my response, but to be honest I can't remember exactly what she said. It was like walking through Gotham city and running into Batman's sister.