Not quite as much fun as yours, but...
In the early 90's I was working for a Lycoming, jet engine manufacturer in CT. We had a customer in New Zealand who was having spontaneous vibration problems with a couple of our engines on their aircraft, and as an experimental test guy I was dispatched to Christchurch (south island) along with 3 trunks full of gear to do some in-flight vibration measurements.
I first touched down in Auckland (north island), and made my way over to the Ansett terminal - Ansett NZ being our engine customer, and I'd be taking their flight to the south island. I had a couple of hours to kill, so I thought I'd be a good company ambassador and introduce myself to the local staff. I spoke to a gal at the ticket counter, and said I'd like to speak to the engineering staff. She asked my name, then picked up the phone, dialed a number and said "Mr. Gary Smith is here and would like to speak with the engineering staff."
Well, in about 15 seconds two guys in company jacket-and-tie uniforms came flying out of the door behind the desk, adjusting their hats and straightening their ties. I thought "gee, we carry a lot of weight with these guys." Not so fast, pilgrim... turns out the president of Anzett NZ Airline at the time was none other than Gary Smith! These poor schleps thought the big boss was in town... so we had a good laugh.