Sometimes you meet with people that have just enough intelligence to talk to a banana. Those people do not appear to be a banana until you start speaking with them. And when you realize what they are… it is too late
I met one of those specimen yesterday. A blond, tall girl that was nice looking but lacked some elemental discretion and savoir vivre. Later on, we also found she was driven by the most basic reproductive instinct. And don’t take me wrong, I’ve nothing against woman having multiple partners and enjoying sex. But in this case she provoked, while completely drunk, almost all the boys before finding one that eventually accepted. Indeed, three of us had a girlfriend and two of us made that point perfectly clear: Not a chance over here.
The dumb question
We were talking between friends that work on the same consulting company about each other’s projects when she asked:
Can’t you choose your projects?
This question, in the consultancy context, is pretty stupid. So I told her:
Of course you can not!!
So you can not say which projects you prefer? She kept insisting.
Well… we can state our preferences I answered but they will eventually do whatever they want.
Feeling a bit guilty of being such an ass, I asked her:
Well… you know, consultancy is sometimes a different world. Where do you work?
I work for KPMG, I am an auditor. She said.
KPMG?? So I asked And do they let you choose your projects over there??
No... she answered.
Well, then I said why did you ask? It’s the same world!
No, we are not! she said. In my company they insist we are not consultans!
Of course they insist. KPMG consulting is actually BearingPoint, a consulting company with who until last year they had a non-competition agreement.
The truth is, I don’t mind basic questions, but I don’t like stupid questions.