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How to do business in Vietnam

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Location: on the sidewalk of Saigon, at the corner of Ton That Tung and Suong Nguyet Anh, District 1
Date: 2-22-2012:
Me: Why is this table tilted? My fish sause is sliding.
H (restaurant manager): I m sorry. Why don’t you sit inside? It is better
Me: Why would you put out such a shitty table?
H: Well we are not supposed to put tables out here on the sidewalk. Today the police is patrolling. If they see it they will confiscate it. We d rather they take our crappiest table than a nice one.
Me: I see. Why don’t you give them money?
H: We do. And they leave us alone most of the time. But every once in a while they need to do their job, confiscate some tables and write up a report. It keeps their boss happy

Written by bluekite2000

February 22, 2012 at 1:43 pm

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