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Natalia St-Va
“What the f... was I thinking”_ this was a song in a restaurant during my business meeting

I heard this song in a restaurant a few days ago while had a business meeting with a partner, who is an owner of a travel agency in Rome.  So, I was trying to do my best and make a good impression when ...oops  “ What the f... I was thinking” song started to play. 

If you were me, what would you do?:-)
Have you ever been in a similar situation?

Thank you 

PS I live in St Petersburg, Russia
Mar 29, 2018 3:46 AM
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I think, this song was organized by your competitors, who were also in that restaurant making fun of you, Natalia))))
March 29, 2018


Thumbs up. partner might have suggested that drugs is legal in Russia, right? 

Or maybe he would  suggest that I need to reduce my dose:) 


Oh, one more correction. Dose instead of doze.  Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it:) 

March 29, 2018

Thank you, Tiago:

Yeah, it was hot. Actually ( when I managed to stop myself when I was going to kill someone from the staff), I said something like: " Welcome to Russia"  It always work as well as - those Russians:))) I can guess that people expect a lot of fun and extrem in my country.  However, I couldn't continue our conversation. So. a break would be great idea. 

March 29, 2018

Hmm, probably I would have giggled and said: "Hey, have you noticed the song is a waltz? Doesn't it remind you the of the Blue Danube and those elegant ballroom dancing evenings?"

March 29, 2018

I doubt I would ignore the song.  It is amazing to me that song made it onto the radio, especially given how few views it seems to have had in YouTube-- it does not seem to really have been a hit anywhere. 

If my companions also spoke English I would probably look around, arch my eyebrows in surprise and make a comment about how inappropriate the song seemed to be for the background of a business meeting. If I had chosen the restaurant I would probably apologize for the setting and told them I would have never chosen the restaurant if I had known they were going to be playing something like that.

Where I am from we have an expression about it being ¨the elephant in the living room¨ when there is something which is, or should be, calling the attention of everyone in the room, but everyone just pretends not to know or not to notice that it is happening.  In my opinion, it is usually healthiest to acknowledge the elephant in the living room. 

March 29, 2018
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Natalia St-Va
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