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Hoof in mouth...again. [Nov. 13th, 2008|11:47 am]
So I'm talking to a distributor who has a very thick Asian accent. And I'm helping her work out some billback issues with one of my suppliers and she brings an associate on the call with us. And introduces her. And I then refer to this associate, Sheila, several times by name.

Except today I get an e-mail from Sheila and that's when I find out that her name actually IS Sheira.

Poke me with the cultural-insensitivity fork, I'm done.

[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2008-11-13 05:09 pm (UTC)

it's not just you

in a Japanese Restaurant, they read me the beer options and i was AMAZED they were serving Killian's beer. i mean srsly! an Irish beer? in a Japanese restaurant?? so i ordered that. only they uh... weren't serving that.

but at least i liked the Kirin's they brought me.
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2008-11-13 05:11 pm (UTC)
on another note, i suppose your cultural-sensitivity would probably preclude you from calling her Princess of Power, huh? *g* SHEEE-RAAAA!!!! (because that's just awesome.)
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[User Picture]From: skivee
2008-11-13 06:50 pm (UTC)
Sheira? Warrior-Princess?
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[User Picture]From: chellebelle74
2008-11-13 07:33 pm (UTC)
No, silly, that's Xena. Sheira is Princess of Power....
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[User Picture]From: fountaingirl
2008-11-13 07:55 pm (UTC)
This is funny as hell.
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