A Chance Meeting With Bill Gates

I was in the airport VIP lounge in route to Seattle a couple of weeks ago. While in there, I noticed

Bill Gates sitting comfortably in the corner, enjoying a drink. I was meeting a very important

client who was also flying to Seattle, but she was running a little bit late. Well, being a

straightforward kind of guy, I approached the Microsoft chairman, introduced myself, and said,

“Mr. Gates, I wonder if you would do me a favor.”


“I’m sitting right over there,” pointing to my seat at the bar, “and I’m waiting on a very important

client. Would you be so kind when she arrives as to come walk by and just say, ‘Hi, Ray,’?”


I shook his hand and thanked him and went back to my seat. About ten minutes later, my client

showed up. We ordered a drink and started to talk business. A couple of minutes later, I felt a tap

on my shoulder. It was Bill Gates.

“Hi, Ray,” he said.

I replied, “Get lost Gates, I’m in a meeting.

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