A Small Embarrasing Lie, also known as my start in business

One for my ‘I Can English Wednesday’ ūüėČ

Up the Learning Curve

My first business lunch after graduating college took place at the Harvard Club in New York.  This would be part of my indoctrination into the world of high profile business affairs.  The meeting would afford us the opportunity to find out about the computer services being offered by one of the premier companies in the United States.  For them it would be a way to pitch the company’s services and secure our lucrative business.


My first error was in expecting Harvard Club to be in Cambridge, MA.  I fancied flying by shuttle in the morning, and back that afternoon.  Alas, the club was only a taxi ride away from our offices in downtown Manhattan.

My big error came during lunch.  The menu was in French, a language completely foreign to me.  Rather than admitting ignorance, when John, my boss, volunteered to help me navigate my way through the choices, I…

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