Warren and I visited a fantastic candy store in Omaha
By Bill Gates
Whenever I hang out with Warren Buffett, I feel like a kid in a candy store. And not just because of his famous sweet tooth (one of the first times he came to visit in Seattle, our kids were stunned when they saw him chowing down Oreos for breakfast). We’ve been close friends for more than 25 years, and we have just as much fun together now as we did when we first met. In all that time we have never run out of things to talk about and laugh about.
So when we got together in Omaha during this year’s Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting, we decided to check out a real candy store. Actually, although the Fairmont Antiques & Mercantile has just about every kind of sweet you can imagine, it is much more than a candy store. It’s also an old-fashioned soda shop, used record store, vintage memorabilia shop, and pinball museum. We had a blast reminiscing about our favorite treats, Melinda’s and my special history with Willie Nelson, why pinball machines were the best business Warren ever had, and a lot more. Take a look: