Standing in the security line at LAX.
Me: Nice Timbuk2 bag.
Guy: How do you know about Timbuk2 bags?
Me: A lot of people I know have them. they are pretty cool. [Editor: Sorry David! When you have a crappy bag like mine, they are cool!]
Guy: Thanks! Good to hear. I own the company.
“Guy” turns out to be Marc Dwight, owner of Timbuk2.
Marc Dwight was no longer at Timbuk2 only a few short months later [here].