Today was the big boss’ birthday. Our student part timer bought a cake, green tea to be exact, conspired with the manager, to surprise BB.
It was cool. I got to taste a very unique cake, I mean, I really expected it to taste awful. It turned out to be petite, not too sweet, just nice. First tme ate red beans in a cake. Wishing BB of the mattress store many happy returns and prosperity.
Earlier today, a former client dropped by with his toddler son and wifey. I couldn’t recall his name on the spot. Resorted to cordially to refer to him as Boss.
He and I went tback to the days I was heavily pursuing tech start ups to help in their PR, to say the least. It turned out, I had some brawl, starting out as polite misunderstandings, leading to bigger ones. I was giving a heavy duty discouted package and was soon bullied by threats of not continuing with the contract, which was over a few months.
Boss’s partner had just a few lackings in technical PR know hows, nothing to be worried about since he was enthusiastic of how the efforts will bring in due publicity and awareness for their platform.
How should I say it? Boss’ partner is a nice person to start with. But doing business does put a strain on things and I get it, one wants value for money. I was all for it. Being devalued and blamed for not being at par, that I was not ready for. Bossy, know it all, a bid tad brutal ( in the makings) ..that was what I experienced. Here I was, ready to give my all, more value for their money ..because I want them to succeed.
I was even introduced to a well known public figure who was the start up’s advisor, a treat to see the person up close and personal. Did a speech for her, which she said was just her style.
I did speeches for ministers,help find ideas and draft for PM’s speech, and countless captains of industries before..it should not be too hard a task ..but, that’s the things…you never know if your proposed speech will be read, if even glanced. I was delighted she read word by word. Wished could have the chance to coach her
..alas the client – consultant arrangement went awry. The last Thing I know, some while back, their partnership had dissolved ..( finally cannot tahan?) ..I mean, after being a while in the corporate scene and working eith CEOs, even without such experiences, we do get a hang about if one is a good boss or not..potential or not, execution, attitude and just the whole you plays a big part. In any way, being a big ass jerk is in it in any way.
Then, there is Enron, and the sepupu sepapats la..
I asked to the store manager about crows, and he said that in chinese culture it have three meanings. One, bad luck if heard during negotiations. Third, a powerful dark bomoh sending his minions. The second one, dah lupa ..
When he said the third one, naik bulu roma tengkok.
So, which one is true ..
Ke …dark warlock ..
So, curse yg dipusakai …hrmmm ..
Yg my mom and pop’s?
Or musuh keluarga lama yg just keeping his/her eyes on things? Siapakah..
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