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Old 01-21-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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We meet so many people in our businesses. Who would you say were some of the most interesting?

For me, it was a customer that escaped from China. He had to teach himself to swim late at night so no one would see him. He wanted to swim across from China to Singapore. His first attempt, he got caught entering the water. It was the shortest route and was watched by guards. He was told if he got caught again he would be executed. He left from a further, more secluded area and made it across the strait. He now owns a successful restaurant.

Another customer makes the equipment that produces the chicken nuggets for giant fast food places. His machines can make some ungodly amounts of nuggets; thousands/ hour.
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The most interesting customer I've had was a 90+ year old lady living in a farm house. I will never forget the conversations I've had with her over the years. Sadly she passed away recently.

She has never touched a computer and never went to school. She was highly intelligent and very interesting to talk to.

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Several. One was an old cowboy type oil man who was rich as hell. Drove a 10 year old plain jane pick up, didnt tip, had pipe wrenches in the seat. I built fences for him on weekends when I was newly married. For minimum wage.

One of the founders of America Online. Super cool guy, incredibly intelligent. Wants what he wants, willing to pay.

An astronaut.

A general.

The astronaut and general had COOL studies. Awesome pictures.
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We meet so many people in our businesses. Who would you say were some of the most interesting?

For me, it was a customer that escaped from China. He had to teach himself to swim late at night so no one would see him. He wanted to swim across from China to Singapore.
So did he swim along the entire coast of Vietnam, cross the Gulf of Thailand to Malaysia, and down to Singapore that way? How long did it take him?
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An aging gangster. Personal residence and property was huge. manicured gardens with loads of water features. Guest house larger than most homes. half a dozen floor safes in the basement, I'm sure there were others hidden. Large pond with alligators in basement. Money of course was no object. Knew every politician in town. Said if you have any trouble with the cops let him know. I could of made lots of friends off his network but thought better of the idea. Too scary.
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At two different times I worked for WWII veterns both flew in bombers over Europe. One was a belly guner and one was a tail guner. They also had some neat pictures. Both have since passed and I always think of all the history they took with them.
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Very long story short I was helping a good friends dad strip carpet from his daughters(my friend) room. Well she didn't know we were gonna start that day. She had stuff hidden under the corner of her closet under the carpet. Next thing I know the dads yelling at me for stuff he found. That was very odd..........
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we had a commander ( or captain ) of an aircraft carrier in the Pacific fleet, Very interesting to hear his opinons and stories of his many tours. Also to think that the news media and what really happens is two different things whoda thunk...
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Years ago when I first started and would do projects for HO's I did a remodel of a beach house for a young Government IT subcontractor that gave me the keys to his house as he was always away, as in overseas.

Never could tell me what he did but without going into any detail he had lots of interesting knick knacks around and a freaking cyber army of computers in his basement.

I know how high tech (at the time) the security was I had installed but something always told me there were tons more installed without my knowledge.
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The uber rich....

a guy who was a pilot for a major airline & never graduated from HS...

Retired Navy Commander who drove submarines...

A retired U.S. Navy Commander....and an old Navy SEAL....

That guy was cool & once he got to telling stories...
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For me I guess it would be some FBI special agents that specifically worked for the NRC(Nuclear Regulatory Commission). There were 3 different clients that all worked in the same department. The one guy that sticks out the most mainly handled interrogations. He was never home and when he was I felt extremely nervous. Just waiting for some mind game questions, he was without a doubt a weird bird. He's about 350 lbs and drives a 1980's Chevy conversion van. To look at him you'd never guess what he does for a living.
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I have had a lot of interesting customers. At present it would be Fred It takes a few Drinks and a lot of prying to get stories out of him but the man has my respect. Olympic medals, Navy Seal back in the day, Pulled astronauts out of space capsuls, reitired Judge. Became a Dive instructor after being eligible for social security! All around great guy.
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David blunkett, former British Home Secretary. ( but didn't know that at the beginning). When we first rolled I on site. We saw the undergrowth twitching, we watched,interested. Two of the security detail were checking
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[QUOTE="bagtowall"]David blunkett, former British Home Secretary. ( but didn't know that at the beginning). When we first rolled I on site. We saw the undergrowth twitching, we watched,interested. Two of the security detail were checking ..... The premises as he was coming over the following day.
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I have had quite a few interesting customers,hard to pick the most,here are some.

Many great,great etc.Grand daughter of Martha Washington.

Great great Grandson of confederate general Jubil Early

Great great Grandson of confederate general Lenoidias Polk

Old Italian wood worker who made the picture frames for Salvadore Dali.

At seperate times two big time Chicago gangsters,a cheap one and a generous one,the cheap one died of unnatural causes,the generous one is still alive.

The owner of one of the oldest blue gene companies,bears the family name.

One of the inventors of all the hot rod stuff for motor cycles, S & S

A big player in the Manhattan Project (the first atomic bomb)

A cardiologist who wrote the book on mitro valve prolaspe (whatever the heck that is)

A bunch of 90+ year old people who were just a pure pleasure to be around and converse with,a few i visit just cause they have such a great outlook on life.
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Lee Harvey Oswald's undertaker (he buried him twice).
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I've remodeled many politicians homes. Big picture type people.
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Years ago when I first started and would do projects for HO's I did a remodel of a beach house for a young Government IT subcontractor that gave me the keys to his house as he was always away, as in overseas.

Never could tell me what he did but without going into any detail he had lots of interesting knick knacks around and a freaking cyber army of computers in his basement.

I know how high tech (at the time) the security was I had installed but something always told me there were tons more installed without my knowledge.
He was probably the inventor of the nanny cam
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I worked on Rick Flair's house one time. Not as exciting as some of you guys stories but thats all I got.

WOOOoooo
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We worked on the owner's of just born candys beach house in jersey. The owner of cigar international. A retired missile guidence techs barn. And my uncle worked on Mario Andrettis house when I was little and I went once. And I helped another uncle with tile and he's a nuclear physicist. If that counts

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