Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The East/West divide

I've been meeting many Chinese companies at a conference. On one occasion, the Chairman opened the meeting by belching and asking a chap sitting next to me if he'd met him before. The Englishman said he didn't think so and the Chinese man replied, "You Westerners all look the same."


Blogger kinglear said...

Ah, you've been with Alex and Clive!

10:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WW - If you haven't already done so, make sure you check out this week's Alex Cartoon's in the Telegraph.

Absolutely hilarious, and may well ring a bell with your recent experiences..

12:23 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

I'll try to find that - as you know, I don't read the Telegraph

2:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


A good new blog to check out.

You can check out 'Alex' online.

You sound as though we were supposed to know which paper you read - give us a bit of a clue WW, us men don't have the psychic intuition granted to you women.


3:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, but as King Lear has dropped in, I wonder if he has any views on Nick Clegg MP helping the Gurkhas ?

Although WW has her doubts about him, he is to be applauded for trying to shame this shameless Government into trying to do something to improve the awful treatment meted out to these people who are very happy to have soldiers sign up for their escapades.

But seem to care little for their welfare, and the accommodation of their families, when they are no longer dodging the bullets.

Perhaps they should send Prince Harry round to No. 10 with an RPG ?

3:57 pm  
Blogger kinglear said...

anon - yes I am delighted Cleggie is having a go, and I wholeheartedly agree with your condemnation of how these people are treated.
We are doing a Gurkha Highlander walk this summer in Scotland and hope to have Harry lay a wreath at the Commando memorial.
The Gurkhas fight and die for us, and we give them £24 per month to live on as pensioners - and that's only because of the love and affection felt for these wonderful people by the bulk of the British population, with not a penny coming from HMG.

11:38 pm  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Nice story, WW.

6:05 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No wonder I didn't get your dig about the 'torygraph', I had naughtily skipped over your story headlined 'esoterica'.. [to be honest, i got to the bit where a woman wouldn't change the tyre of her car and harrumphed my way elsewhere, as any self-respecting male chauvinist pig might do..] but have now rectified that omission..

Other readers may wish to learn lessons from my errors, and ensure that they follow the plot of WW's adventures closely, or they will be reduced to trying to play catch up in a 'where the heck is the Archers' synopsis on the internet these days'..

A salutary tale for all concerned, methinks - you never know when WW will be throwing in a little test of our critical faculties..

10:47 am  

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