How to truly impress clients

I was in the airport VIP lounge en 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, Thomas!‘?“


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, Thomas!,“ he said.

I sighed and replied,
„Fuck off, Gates, can’t you see I’m in a meeting.“