(quote) Jerry-730726 said: When I was bellhop at the large Dallas Hotel....I met Colonel Harland Sanders (KFC king)
The hotel was described as a "Motor Hotel" so the rooms were sectioned to the main building and about 4 other independent sections. So "rooming a guest" required shuttling them around on a golf cart. "The Colonel" and I were driving out to one of the other buildings. It was customary to open a room first and then let them in. As was sometimes the case...some guests were given "extended checkouts" (for whatever reason the couple in this particular room were STILL there...and the there was a mix-up at the front desk) It was a good thing I always cracked the door first....mostly to see if the room was ready. (the old Colonel had ambled along behind me) I saw just enough (so to speak) that I said "Sorry...wrong room" as the guy said, "HEY!" As I closed the door the Colonel said..."Something wrong young man?" I just said....yes sir Colonel...this room is not ready...besides we'll get you a better one." So I drove him back to the lobby and we indeed roomed him in a suite in the main building. When I explained the whole thing to the Hotel Manager he had two apologies to make. One to the Colonel...and the other to the couple...who had inquired what the commotion was about. I did get autographs for them and myself. Course the guy said, "Did HE SEE anything?" I promptly said no...and apologized. He laughed and they were okay with it then. Wow! LOL! Almost roomed Colonel Sanders in an occupied room! OOPS!
now THAT is a celebrity;)!!! great story