Excerpt from mail sent in 2000
Hamamura-san, a general manager at Mitsubishi Electric, came to Berkeley to raise the morale of his Blue Mug partners. He gave a short speech.
He also shook everyone's hand. I wasn't expecting this. Suddenly, he was shaking hands. I was pretty on in the receiving line. Thus, while I noticed that Hamamura-san was handing over a business card when he shook hands, I didn't have time to get one of my own business cards out of my pocket.
So he had a card in his hand and I didn't. He gave me a card, I gave him nothing. If I did things over again right now, I could give him a card.
Hamamura-san had a cold. He'd brought it over from Japan, and it was like nothing that our immune systems had seen before. During his speech, he'd mentioned that he had a cold.
So he had cold germs in his hand and I didn't. He gave me a cold, I have him nothing. If I did things over again right nwo, I could give him a cold.
Santa Hat: 1999
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