On America FM 100.7 (A local radio station) was doing one of their "Is
anyone listening" bits one morning. This first one was, "Ever have a
celebrity pull the "Do you know who I am' routine?" A woman called in and
said that a few years back, while visiting her cattle rancher uncle in
Billings, MT., they had occasion to go to dinner at a restaurant that does
not take reservations. The wait was about 45 minutes. Lots of other
rancher types and their spouses were already waiting.
In comes Ted Turner and Jane Fonda. They want a table. The hostess says
they'll have to wait about 45 minutes. Jane Fonda asks the hostess if she
knows who she is. "Yes, but you'll still have to wait 45 minutes."
Then Jane says, "Is the manager in?" The manager comes out, "May I help
you?" Do you know who I am?" ask both Jane and Ted. "Yes, but these folks
have all been waiting already and I can't put you in ahead of them."
Then Ted asks to speak to the owner The owner comes out. Jane again asks,
"Do you know who I am?" The owner says, "Yes, I do. Do you know who I am? I
am the owner of this restaurant and a Vietnam Veteran. Not only will you
not get a table ahead of all of my friends and neighbors here, but you also
will not be eating in my restaurant tonight or any other night. Good bye."
Only in America, what a great country!
To all who received this email. This is a true story and the name of the
steak house is Sir Scott's Oasis Steakhouse 204 W. Main, MANHATTAN, MT.
59741 (406) 284-6929.
I found a page about this one on Snopes. They can't confirm or disprove it, but they do have some more background on the story's history:
It is a good story. I hope it's true.
I lived 4 miles from the restaurant for 2 years and in the Bozeman area for 7. In the greater Bozeman/Gallatin county area this story is well known, and very plausible.
By the way, it is one of the BEST steakhouses in Montana, if not THE best.
One can only hope that Ted had to take piss while standing in line and found a Hanoi Jane urinal target for his pissing pleasure.
I'm sure it doesn't touch the real thing but it's enough.