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- 04-05-12, 11:46 #11Targets will fall when hit....
04-05-12, 12:25 #12
07-05-12, 14:00 #13
We were hosting a reception to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. I was talking to our Deputy Head of Mission and the Australian Ambassador about life in diplomacy (pros and cons etc - trying to find out about back-up career choices). Just before the speeches, the Bosnian Defence Attaché came over to join us. The subject turned to great places to visit around the world. During this particular conversation the Bosnian Defence Attaché decided to sell the qualities of Sarajevo as a holiday destination. To this day I am not sure why, but I responded to this recommendation with the following statement: "It sounds lovely, I presume you must have rebuilt it then..." I was saved from too much fallout due to the Australian Ambassador choking on a canapé as he laughed at my entirely non-diplomatic reply. As the Bosnian's attention was drawn to the fact that an Ambassador was laughing at my statement, I slipped away to find someone else to insult. I had to settle for our Air Attaché.
It was a brilliant bit of work experience all round actually. Long hours doing some actual work, including writing a few briefs. Other highlights were being told that the rumour was that I was a spy (flying two-week visit, at the behest of the Defence Attaché), and also shooting the American Deputy Head of Mission (in an Anglo-American paint-ball game, I should clarify...)"Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." Sir Francis Chichester
07-05-12, 14:43 #14
Been better if you'd pissed in the punch as well.
From a distance.Wit lent from heaven but vices sent from hell