The Gates episode was a cause ce'lÃ¨bre, because it was caused by a celebrity. The rest of us are on our own.
It's often said it's not what you know, it's who you know. Don't believe it. It's who knows you that counts. I know President Obama. He doesn't know me. I am aware of this fact, and I'm being very careful not to misplace my keys until that situation rectifies itself.