An anecdote from the New York Times piece on volunteers who drive in the president's motorcade:
Shortly before Mr. Obama returned to Washington from San Francisco, White House staff members ushered Ms. Tyson and four other volunteers into a room at the InterContinental hotel for a photograph with him.
He shook their hands and told them they were the best drivers in San Francisco.
It was a common refrain for the president: Whatever city Mr. Obama is visiting, he assures the drivers that they are the best in that city.
“His hands,” Ms. Tyson said, “are very soft.”
“It was such a short visit,” she added. “I had the idea I was going to say something interesting, like, to show him how funny and fun I am. But I just said, ‘Nice to meet you,’ which in hindsight was the right choice.”