That face, explained


Can you believe Mitt Romney is at Chipotle? (Melina Mara/Washington Post)

Marty Arps, a 20-year-old Denver Chipotle manager, tells the Daily how he felt when meeting Mitt Romney on Tuesday -- and why he made that face. 

"It’s a facial expression I do when I’m excited,” Marty Arps, 20, told the Daily yesterday just hours after the photo was taken. “I [did that] when I met Nicki Minaj. It’s like, ‘Ah, it’s them, right there in front of you!’ They’re not from another world.’”

Also, what it's like to have the Secret Service descend on you unexpectedly: 

“All of a sudden you see these black SUVs come up really quick and I thought we were about to get robbed,” he recalled.

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