After I graduated from college, that summer, I was given a job at the Madison Fund, which was a closed-end mutual fund here in New York. Ed Merkle ran it. What a terrific guy he was! After I was there for about three weeks, he said, “Kid,” (they used to call me kid all the time), “I want you to go out and call on a company called Tri-State Motor Transit, in Joplin, Missouri. And I said, “That’s interesting, but who is going to go with me?” He said, “What do you mean, who is going to go with you? You are going to go by yourself. You are going to go meet with the president of this company. You are going to be there by yourself.” I said, “Well, I’ve never done this before.” He said, “Well, no better way to learn than trying it.” So, I put my questions together, and they reviewed them at the Madison Fund before I went out, and I arrive out there. A man in jeans and a t-shirt picks me up at the airport. Introduces himself, and I said, “This is the president of the company?” I knew that he was worth many millions of dollars, because I knew how much stock he owned, and I said, “I just learned a great lesson that you can’t tell a book by its cover.” I said, “What a good experience this is.” I spent the day with him. He then took me to his house for dinner that night, and the next morning I spent some more time with him, and I called back to Ed Merkle at the Madison Fund. I said, “We should start buying this stock.” What the company did was, they were in the transportation business, hauling explosives during the Vietnam War, so they were doing very well. I got lucky, and every share of stock we bought, the stock kept going higher and higher. And Merkle thought I was pretty smart.