When I was given the honor of attending the historic moment Olmert addressed the joint session of Congress, a funny thing happened that I should have blogged on.
The night before Olmert made his speech I checked into my hotel and spent the better part of the evening blogging from the elegant restaurant/bar. When I made my way upstairs to retire for the night I past two gentlemen chatting in the hallway. I continued to my room and slipped my key in the door when I turned and one of the chatting men was behind me (vaguely familiar) and said "uh, can I help you?" and I was like "uh, no." And he said "this is my room" and I said "I don't think so dear, this is my room." And again he said "no, no this is my room" and I said, "look, this is my room" (I was thinking what a weird come on, ya know?)
He said "I assure you this is my room" and now we are laughing, and I said "hey buster, I am not amused. look" and I slipped my key in the door. It didn't work. I'm like WTF? I look at the door number 1501, yeah I am 1501.. He smiles. while I try to figure all this out and I ask "do I know you? Yeah, I know you."
"I am Dan Gillerman". Whoa, I bow, curtsy (figuratively) and of course give him his props and the whole Atlas Shrugs shpiel. And I am thinking why is my key not working? Whats this man's ulterior motive.
I try again, look at the key sleeve -- ye,s my room is on the 15ht floor, yes its 01 - but its PH01 (an upgrade the hotel had given me because they gave my room away.)
Did I feel like a schmuck? Totally. I am thinking Dan Gillerman thinks I am trying to get into his room. Oyvey.
We had a good laugh exchanged business cards and went our separate ways. When I tried to call him for an interview the phone line was always screwed up. I was thinking , does he have dummy cards for pains in the asses?
Well if he does so be it......................saw him today. Got the card again.