Tom Kohler was on a run-of-the-mill lunch trip to the Wawa on DeKalb Pike in King of Prussia, ordering some food from the touch screen at the deli counter just like anyone else would.
When Kohler turned around, he was caught in the middle of a horde of politicians, security staff and media. And within a few seconds, he was photographed next to a smiling, thumbs-up-hoisting Republican presidential candidate.
For most folks, regardless of their political affiliation, a moment like this would probably go down as a brief brush with a celebrity. Kohler, however, wanted nothing to do with it.
Kohler is the chair of the Upper Merion Area Democratic Committee, and a legislative aide to Democratic State House Rep. Tim Briggs.
"The circus came into town and stormed through the store and disrupted everything and then up and left," Kohler said. "I was just annoyed because I was just trying to get my lunch and I couldn't get away from him."
If it looks in the photo like Kohler wants nothing more than to get the heck out of the store, well, that's exactly what was on his mind.
"I had just finished ordering at the touch screen and walked into the circus of Trump and his entourage," Kohler said. "I walked off to the side and then they followed me over to the Tastykake aisle where I was waiting for my lunch. I walked away again to try to avoid being photographed and, obviously, I was not successful."
Kohler said he saw another customer take a selfie – intentionally, this time - with Trump. But otherwise, the candidate didn't do much in the store.
"He was there not more than two minutes," Kohler said. "He didn't take any questions from reporters. The cameras and security detail were in the store longer than he was."
Kohler added that no one in the Trump entourage recognized his boss' name from the sweatshirt. But Kohler knew right away that the scene was headed for posterity.
"I couldn't help rolling my eyes," Kohler said. "I hope people don't think I was there intentionally. I certainly was not."