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So, it was the big meeting to seal the deal
In the Silicon Valley with our Japanese clients.
I decided to wear “man perfume.”
A dab on each cheek.
Ok, more of a slathering.
Ok, who are we kidding my face was basically
“glazed donut” with man perfume.
No. Why the f*ck would I wash my face afterwards?
Bill leaning in and sniffing my face…
Bill: Is that a new variant of Old Spice?
Me: Sure. If that’s what you want to call it.
Woman from work leaning in and sniffing my face…
She just smiles and nods.
Now the thing to keep in mind in politically correct America is
although other countries will respect our practices because they respect American Business…
They do not give a f*ck about the same “politically correct” practices themselves.
So, when we do business with other countries we typically meet only with men.
Well, here’s a bit of list:
All Eastern European countries
Well, basically all countries
that are serious about tech.
So, when the Japanese gentlemen
entered the room they complimented me
on the strong smell of my “after shave.”
They were accompanied by a Japanese women whose
responsibilities were “administrative.”
Which meant “precise attention to detail on contracts.”
As a woman (Japanese perspective) she would not be “threatening”…
while her unstated expertise and job was as a lawyer with a fine tooth
comb to ensure the contracts were properly in order.
And favorably in order…
while no one really paid attention to her as administrative assistant.
Preparing our seating arrangements, she leaned in slightly and sniffed my face.
and gave only the slightest hint of a smile.
Before the meeting started she talked privately with her bosses in the corner,
who then looked over at me and smiled and nodded.
The agreement was signed before noon.
After lunch, we discussed how we would be showcased at the Toyoko Olympics in 2020.
And you will see us prominently at the Toyoko 2020 Olympics.
See you in 3 years. 🙂