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Chthonic confesses: "Only last year did I discover why the lids of things in tubes have a recessed pointy bit built into them." Tell us about the facepalm moment when you realised you were doing something wrong.

(, Thu 15 Jul 2010, 13:23)
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There's a lot of stories about
getting names wrong going round, and I've just been reminded of a guy from Hong Kong we had over on a 3 month visit to our office a few years back.

He was introduced to all and sundry as Mr Lee. We invited him out for a pub lunch, and I got chatting to him. He gave me his Hong Kong business card so I could contact him about some work he was interested in once he'd gone back, and I was a bit confused:

Stanley Young

'Why's everyone been calling you Mr Lee then?'
'I introduced myself to your CEO as Stanley the first time I met him, and I think he thinks I'm Stan Lee'
'Why don't you correct him?'
'I did, but he seems to have forgotten. It's no big deal.'

It turned out hotel reservations, UK email addresses, and absolutely anything which we'd organised and which required a name, was as Mr. Stan Lee. We'd effectively rechristened him, and sensibly, he'd just gone along with it to avoid problems.
(, Sun 18 Jul 2010, 15:56, 2 replies)
like the comic guy! those hong kongians are just too polite :-)
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 9:23, closed)

Could have been worse, could have been Steve Ditko or Jack Kirby.
(, Tue 20 Jul 2010, 14:20, closed)

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