When I was around eight years old the town I lived in had their Christmas street fair and parade. The theme that year was 'pirates'. All the kids in town dressed up as pirates and the best one won a prize.
That year I was judged to be the best dressed pirate, and so I won. I had my prize (a VHS copy of the movie 'Hook') presented to me by the midfield maestro Ian Crook. I was ecstatic to win and to meet him. He seemed very nice, and his signature looked a bit like an oil slick.
That was a great day
Also, a few years later, when I used to work as a train conductor, I was a member of the gym over the road (when it used to be fitness exchange). One day I was in the jacuzzi with my girlfriend and Darel Russell jumped in. Chatted for a bit and he seemed like a nice guy too.