Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Rubbing it in
Earlier today I participated in an Asian telecon discussing some upcoming events and since I know and am friendly with the Korean manager, I squeezed in a quick phrase about it as the meeting started, it went something like this:
Meeting Chair: So we got Mr. Pak from Korea calling in, good
Mr. Salaryman: (in an overly friendly voice) Hey Mr. Pak, too bad about the baseball, better luck next year, huh?
Mr. Pak: (audibly upset) Who said that?!
Meeting Chair: Hehe, ok, so let's get the meeting started, if you all take a look at the agenda... (interrupted)
Mr. Pak: Hey! Who said that about the baseball earlier!?
Meeting Chair: Mr. Salaryman from Japan, of course
Mr. Pak: (noises which I interpreted to be loud cursing in Korean, but I am not sure)