Just returned from a conference in Las Vegas and I happened to stop into one of my favorite bars (Nine Fine Irishmen in New York New York Casino). While enjoying my pint(s) of Guinness, I looked up to see a little gal bouncing around on the stage with a fiddle. While I know the members of the band (used to be in Vegas every weekend, and have been in contact with them since 2001 or so), the girl was a different player than in years past.
It finally dawned on me, I knew the player too! She was actually a client of mine at Hands-on, so I went backstage, she knew instantly who I was (although we hadn't seen each other in 4 years) and said "I'll be right back".
She returned with hats, t-shirts and CDs for myself and my girlfriend, to say thank you for the hosting etc.
It wasn't expected, but it was sure appreciated! Another happy customer, and an equally happy system admin! I think I need to visit Las Vegas more often and keep in touch