Thursday, October 14, 2010

Corporate Work-arounds

Back when I worked for a national (read "bureaucratic") engineering firm, company policy did not allow us to exchange any items of commercial value with our clients.  We couldn’t give or receive gifts in other words.  But the manager of our Ohio office wanted to send something nice to a client who was coming in to Cincinnati the following weekend, so he decided to send the client a few choice passes to a special event.  To disguise the gift from the corporate police he sent the tickets to the client with a letter that read:

Dear So and So:

As requested, please find enclosed your admission passes to the Mass Versus Distance Seminars in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sunday afternoon.  Both sessions of these Seminars focus on the theoretical trajectories of spherical objects under uncontrolled, non-steady state conditions.

Please enjoy.

Yours truly…..

Question: What did my colleague send to his client?


Erin said...

Given the term "spherical" I'm going to guess a basketball game.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

I'm guessing baseball; a home-run derby at Riverfront Stadium, maybe?

Sponge-headed ScienceMan said...

Cincinnati Reds double header.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Ah, close. I should have paid attention to the plural.