Crazy Experience

We didn’t write about it earlier, but Mike and I recently got a chance to speak at a blogging conference down in Boston (we got some laughs playing up the Canadian accents). The talk went well, but what was really crazy was on the way back we actually saw Bill Gates at the airport! He was getting a coffee at Starbucks and hitting on the barista, and although his two security guards tried to stop me, he saw me walking over to him and actually talked to me!

After chatting a bit (I didn’t tell him I was a Linux user), I mentioned that we were there for a blogging conference, and that we were going to be meeting a potential advertiser while we were at the airport. I asked him if he’d be willing to walk by and greet Mike and I by name (just to impress the advertisers). He had a chuckle about that and said that he would.

About 30 minutes later, we were half-way through our meeting and true to his word Bill walked up and said “Hey Mike and Cheap, how’s it going?” To which Mike replied “Dammit Gates! Can’t you see we’re in a meeting here?!?”

33 replies on “Crazy Experience”

So great! I actually looked to see if it was April first too but its not so I believe. Gutsy move, I’d probably sit on the other side of the room and gawk rather than approach.

I don’t know…I’ve seen some pretty famous people at airports. Sure, not Gates rich but famous nonetheless (Eddie Van Halen & Valerie Bertanelli about 10 yrs back). And my sister saw Conan O’Brian. True, they’re not billionaires… 🙂

I’ve seen Jean Chretien and Stockwell Day (during Paul Martin’s term) in Toronto. The unbelievable part: they were chatting and laughing like old friends(!).

I’ve seen other stars like Sean Penn, Jim Belushi, Nelly, LL Cool J, JC Van Damme, etc. Everybody has to go through security and immigration.

Just if anyone is still wondering, this is a joke… No blogging conference, no Bill Gates, no “bon mot” for Mike (at least not this time). MG is right, I expected people would realize Mike wouldn’t be that rude and know its a joke :-).

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