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Subject: Letter to Warren Buffett-DQ Date: 5/27/2007 10:49 AM
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We went there yesterday for lunch, prompting this letter:

26 May 2007


Mr. Warren E. Buffett
Chairman Berkshire Hathaway
Kiewit Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska

Subject: The DQ Experience 12:17 CDT, 13525 College Blvd. Overland Park, Kansas

Dear Mr. Buffett:

Today for lunch my family and I decided to take a break from re-organizing my home investment office and visit a nearby Dairy Queen. Each of us ordered what we wanted from the menu. The total came to a very reasonable sixteen dollars or so. I ordered coffee as I almost always order black coffee for a beverage.

Both of the coffee thermos containers were empty, the regular as well as the decaffeinated. As a point of information, I never order decaffeinated – that would be almost like buying shares of a company that does not pay a dividend. Despite this lack of a dividend, I am a shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway. I bought some class B shares some time ago at $2,700 per share. The shares have done OK, but not nearly as well as the A.T. Cross & Company (ATX) shares I bought at $3.95 per share in December 2005, or the rest of my stock portfolio. I bought A.T. Cross(ATX) at $3.95 because the shares were selling at a slight discount to the company's $4.13 per share book-value, and most important of all, I love Cross pens - especially their fountain pens. I use one nearly every day.

Back to the Dairy Queen experience. At 12:17 there was no coffee available at the College Boulevard DQ. I told one of the workers there and even handed them the empty thermos. I waited for what I consider a reasonable time – twenty-five minutes for the coffee to become available – it never happened.

I went back to where the self-service beverage units were located, still no coffee. OK, I will get a substitute product – a cherry coke. Too Bad, So Sad – no Cherry Coke. Only inferior Pepsi products were available. I settled for water. We left after finishing my caffeine deficient lunch and went back to reorganize the Kahuna, CFA home investment office.

I might add that there was no suggestion box, or a card of the unit's manager anywhere in sight. Had there been a suggestion box, I would not be sending you this open letter.

S/n Kahuna,CFA



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