How To Bow

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RE: How To Bow

Post by two_heads_talking » Wed 12.06.2006 10:17 am

has exchanging business cards evolved some over the last 20 or so years? i seem to remember that when receiving a card one did it with both hands. And when giving one also did with both hands as well. In both cases bowing was of course common. Of course, maybe as a missionary, my experience was quite the same as a business meeting, so that might be why.

However, our mission president was/is a very influentual business man and he would spend extra time teaching the American missionaries, the proper etiquette when meeting with, and talking to a salary man.
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RE: How To Bow

Post by Hatori » Sat 12.30.2006 2:38 am

for some reason when i went to church, i just out of nowhere bowed to somebody after they said how great our Pie Festival was. i don't know where it came from though. XD but then the person i was with who's always saying how messed up i am or laughing at everything i was saying was poking fun at me. but then i just told her i was practicing for japan. lmfao. that night was sure messed up.
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RE: How To Bow

Post by AJBryant » Sat 12.30.2006 1:36 pm

The thing is, you *know* you have it down when you suddenly find yourself bowing while talking on the phone.

And no, I am *not* kidding.


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RE: How To Bow

Post by Obsessed_Saru » Sat 12.30.2006 8:25 pm

Hatori wrote:
for some reason when i went to church, i just out of nowhere bowed to somebody after they said how great our Pie Festival was. i don't know where it came from though. XD but then the person i was with who's always saying how messed up i am or laughing at everything i was saying was poking fun at me. but then i just told her i was practicing for japan. lmfao. that night was sure messed up.
Sometimes, I get this random urge to bow to people too, a trait which causes my mom to insist that I was Japanese in my past life... :|

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RE: How To Bow

Post by Hatori » Sat 12.30.2006 8:30 pm

Obsessed_Saru wrote:
Hatori wrote:
for some reason when i went to church, i just out of nowhere bowed to somebody after they said how great our Pie Festival was. i don't know where it came from though. XD but then the person i was with who's always saying how messed up i am or laughing at everything i was saying was poking fun at me. but then i just told her i was practicing for japan. lmfao. that night was sure messed up.
Sometimes, I get this random urge to bow to people too, a trait which causes my mom to insist that I was Japanese in my past life... :|
AHAHAH! same here. XD
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RE: How To Bow

Post by angstycoder » Sun 12.31.2006 1:48 pm

ashitaka wrote:
Thats what we like to call "Welcome to Hell"......try a buisness meeting with various ranks, where each "boss" brings 1-3 lower people with him, each with various ranks.
What, it's just a multidimentional array! ;)

Person[2,2] > person[2,1] && Person[2.2]= person[1,1]

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RE: How To Bow

Post by Mike Cash » Sun 12.31.2006 9:38 pm

As long as you're misspelling anyway, it would have been more clever to call it a "multidementianal array".
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