27. I was sitting at the Genius Bar at an Apple store one day and a very large man with dreads came and sat next to me. He was bringing his phone in to get fixed because he dropped it and didn’t have a case. I overheard an employee jokingly say, “you wear a helmet when you play football, shouldn’t your phone have the same protection?” I knew it was Larry Fitzgerald, but I didn’t want to be a fanboy so I started asking very broad questions about what he did as a profession to stay engaged in a conversation with him. Larry Fitz is, to this day, one of the nicest, most humble people I have ever met.
28. About 40 years ago my father was sitting next to Telly Savalas at some Vegas blackjack table. For about an hour they talked and bet some large amounts of money and my father never let on that he knew the guy was famous. Telly finally says, “its pretty cool that you haven’t asked for my autograph”. My father responds, “well, you didn’t ask for mine”. Telly laughs and writes on a cocktail napkin..”Hey Jeff, can I have your autograph?” He carried that damn napkin with him for years.