I was in the airport VIP lounge en route to Seattle last night. And guess what?! While in there, I noticed Bill Gates sitting comfortably in the corner, enjoying a drink discreetly by himself.
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 billionaire Microsoft chairman, introduced myself, and said, “Mr. Gates, I wonder if you would do me a big 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, Trent,’?”
“Sure.” he said politely.
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, Trent,” he said.
I replied, “FU#K OFF GATES, I’M IN A MEETING.”