Posted on 2007/04/14 15:43:40 (April 2007).
[Friday 13th April]
Another guy from the US office is visiting us for a couple of weeks, and so again I took it upon myself to form something of an entertainment committee. Apparently he is quite fond of whisky, so I of course delighted at the opportunity to take him to my club. As it turned out though my club was closed for a spot of refurbishment, so we rescheduled that for next week, and instead went for dinner and a couple of pubs.
The first pub of the evening was very close to where I work, and I was surprised to see a lot of other people from the office there. My team aren't really the going out type, so thus far I haven't really been out with any people from work much.
After that we headed over towards Holborn / Chancery Lane. We had dinner at Matsuri there (partly because it's the only restaurant I know in the area), and then rounded off the evening at Ye Old Mitre.
I'm becoming more and more impressed with your people-skills and sheer generositiy, John! I am not being condescending when I say this. It's actually a very positive thing to see "nerdy" types being "forced" to get-a-life, to get out and socialise! Though I know from your own blog you seem to encourage extra-curricular activity! You are, I believe, a catalyst!:)
Hope that lot didn't sound "odd". Just meant: Good on you!
Posted by Nigel at 2007/04/14 16:18:53.
It just stems from having been in a similar situation myself so many times - it can be really miserable being stuck in a hotel room by yourself on a business trip!
Posted by John at 2007/04/14 17:22:33.
Yep. Once you've been there yourself, you definately appreciate any kindness shown - and I'd reciprocate where possible!
Posted by Tom at 2007/04/23 12:27:36.