The following story was shared by JW (thank you!)
This happened about 10 years ago. I was at a Microsoft event in Redmond. You know how it goes: about 1,000 geeks in an auditorium watching PowerPoint presentations about the next best thing. I forget if it was about Windows or Office. One of those two.
In any case, I was getting bored, so I took a break to visit the restroom. As I was zipping up, I remembered that Microsoft always puts out a nice array of snacks, and decided to walk around to see if I could find something to eat.
I walked down the hallway and spotted a half dozen or so workers setting up a snack bar. It was the usual fare: soft drinks, fancy coffee drinks, cookies, muffins, chips, etc. It wasn’t officially open, so I casually walked by, hoping to snag a cookie while nobody was watching.
I saw a big oatmeal raisin, and just as I was about to grab that sucker, it disappeared. I looked up, and Bill Murray beat me to it. Now, I wouldn’t be too shocked to see Bill Gates steal my cookie, but I was not expecting Bill Murray. He looked at me and said, “This one has my name on it, bud.”
We chatted a bit, and it turns out he was in Redmond to visit an old friend, and he wanted to check out Microsoft.
A week later, I received an overnight delivery of two dozen oatmeal raisin cookies, sent anonymously. I don’t think they were from Bill Gates.