Before they flew east, Alvy and Ed were apprehensive. They had heard strange things about Ross Perot from a credible source, Scott McNealy, the chief executive of Sun Microsystems, a rising young star in Silicon Valley. Scott talked about how he and Ross were supposed to meet at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to shake hands on a deal. The terms had already been negotiated by their people, but the two leaders had never met in person.
At O’Hare, Ross Perot sized up the younger man and asked: “Are you married?”
“Where do you live?”
That was all Ross Perot wanted to know.
He stormed away. The deal was off.
I heard this story awhile ago, but this is the only reference I can find to it in print.