Narrator's name is Venkat…
I was in the airport VIP lounge en route to London 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 London, 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." "Yes?"

"I'm sitting right over there," pointing to my seat at the bar, "and I'm waiting for a very important client.

Would you be so kind when she arrives as to come walk by and just say "Hi Venkat?"


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, Venkat ," he said.

I replied, "Shut up Bill! I'm in a meeting."