Wednesday, February 9, 2011

1, 2, awkward!

There are a few things that make me feel really awkward as I work in a foreign country.

First, answering and making phone calls. When people are on a completely different system where A does not equal Apple but Alejandro, and F is F as in Fernando, and disculpe I completely lost you. I need to work/study/practice phone calls so I don't sound like a dumbass.

Second, smoking. Everyone smokes. We have a lot of clients in the fashion industry and the first thing my boss asks them is if they would like to smoke before the meeting. I love the woman for including me in so many different client settings but what do I do for five minutes while everyone has something in their hands? Awkward......