Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Office Talk: Watch out for the flip flops
He'd been working at this new company for a month but still didn't know everyone since it was a pretty big place. As part of his project, he had to schedule time to meet with almost everyone in the company. One day a young guy he'd never seen before sat down for his scheduled appointment. He was wearing a pressed suit and rubber flip flops. Alan asked, "How are you getting away with that?" The guy looked perplexed and asked, "Getting away with what?" So Alan gestured to his feet. The guy shrugged and said, "I don't care what people wear." Turns out he was the founder of the company :)
Have you ever had an embarrassing/funny moment with someone who turned out to be a VIP?
(Photography by Jill Greenberg)