[LMB] OT: More on touching

Azalais Malfoy tiamat at tsoft.com
Wed, 12 Nov 2003 10:16:04 -0800 (PST)


On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, Agnes Charrel-Berthillier wrote:

> Quoting Alexandra Haropulos <aharo at erols.com>:
> >
> > I especially loved doing business in Japan. Even if they
> > have no interest in you, doubt your credentials and probably
> > parentage, and couldn't care less, they are SO POLITE. I can
> > live with that kind of social hypocrisy. I was bowing and
> > smiling for two weeks after I came home.
>
> Uh. The only business meeting I attended in my whole life where
> a somebody screamed (and that's not a figure of speech), jumped
> up and down and pointed his finger into people's faces was in
> Japan. And the guy *was* Japanese.
>
> The display went on for about 10 minutes while everybody else
> looked on impassively. Then we went on to normal business
> manners. It was... weird.

Was he a) in charge of everyone Japanese there or b) drunk?

To their clients and customers the Japanese are the nicest people
in the world, but they can be really demonic bosses.  Also, there
is a social rule that things that happen while you're drunk don't
'count'.

Just curious,
~malfoy :D
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