Business trip

Those of you who work in China where Chinese boxes that work there, know that you have all rights to the “business trip”.

What is the business trip? This is a business trip, meeting customer associated with and coupled to the business dinner. These three elements will overcome more than a laowai.

China Insurance Building (中国保险大厦), Shanghai

China Insurance Building (中国保险大厦), Shanghai (Photo credit: thewamphyri)

What I implying.
The business trip always starts well.
First your boss asks you to attend a meeting which takes place at customer Babeloued, deep in China. This means that you will stay on site at least two days. He tells you that you will then have to get up much earlier than usual, or for long hours driving or to get to the airport. The luckiest will fly.

Part Two: you finally arrived at the place of rendezvous, now you are entitled to meeting client. The interminable meeting where the big boss client stops talking, and you balance smokes every 20 minutes even if you do not smoke. Oh I forgot, the big boss punctuate these sentences with the big spit phlegm in the tissue. Meanwhile you mine interest you even if your eyes are just waiting to close. In addition, for those who do not speak Chinese and even for laowais Mandarin-speaking, it is a long moment of solitude. I can not tell you how many times I count sheep (I’ve already knitted a sweater and a wool coat). And whenever this is the same blablablabla laowai tinbudong blablablabla is what is meant and they make you smoke more passively.

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