In preparation for the up-coming CG meeting one donor changed the music on his
mobile phone so that when it rings he can hear the theme song to Mission Impossible.
Anthony Galloway and his family are heading for Korea soon. He wanted to reserve
a room in a hotel in Seoul and sent an email requesting the price for rooms for him,
his wife, their child and nanny.
The hotel emailed back: "Dear ANTHONY, Thank you for requesting our Young-dong
hotel. We've understood that a nanny means goat. Is that correct? If yes, we are
sorry to inform you that you cannot be with any animals during your staying at our
Brazil's Rivaldo wins the Phony Cry Baby Award for his performance in this year's
World Cup during the match against Turkey. Thanks to Instant Replay, Rivaldo was
caught faking being hit in the face with the ball which left only two billion viewers
around the world shaking their heads in disgust.
In other World Cup-related news, petroleum analysts have revealed that since Saudi
Arabia's loss to Germany, Riyadh has decided to increase by $8 per barrel the price
of all crude oil sold to the Germans. However, Senegal has agreed to discount all
banana sales to France.
Members of Work the Cocktail Circuit International (WOCOCIRCINT) have become increasingly
concerned with a recent trend seen at embassy functions. It started with US Ambassador
Kent Wiedemann's farewell party and then was replayed at the British Embassy's Jubilee
Celebration for Queen Elizabeth.
The rub is this: government officials and diplomats are invited to a more private,
closed door session with the hosts, and then two hours later the hoi polloi are let
in - after the movers and shakers have left.
WOCOCIRCINT's Dutch chairman Ricky Neverturn-down Afreedrink decried the trend,
saying that it was "anti-transparency, anti-sustain-ability, anti-leak secrets,
and anti-fun". He added: "There is no better forum for the free flow of
information than an open bar cocktail party, especially after the dips and Excellencies
get a few gin and tonics under their belts. These Western so-called democracies better
look real closely at this and the message they are sending."
Afreedrink, while acknowledging that the roast beef served by the Brits was the best
he had ever eaten, said that the British Embassy would now be put on WOCOCIRC-INT's
"Priority Watch List".