Warren Buffett turned me down for an interview. It was his secretary, Debbie B., who wrote me back:
“Thanks for the nice note. However, Mr. Buffett has asked me to turn down all requests. His plate is more than full now, even at the age of 84.”
Then I asked her if it was true mentioning her name at Gorat’s, an Omaha steakhouse, will get you an extra boat of gravy when you order the hot roast beef sandwich. I heard that once.