Across the street from our local (yay!) Ikea (okay, across 101) is a big law office that was first occupied by a Silicon Valley firm that flamed out spectacularly. (Incredibly, I don’t remember their name any longer. I’m truly going native!– No wait, it was Brobeck.) The office is now occupied by Dewey Ballantine, which Law.com reports is in a bit of a brouhah over
an employee [who] sent a firmwide e-mail advertising the availability of some puppies for adoption. Douglas Getter, a London-based American who heads Dewey Ballantine’s European mergers and acquisitions practice then sent a firmwide reply.
“Please don’t let these puppies go to a Chinese restaurant!” Getter wrote in his e-mail….
Monday’s incident also provides yet another example of a workplace gaffe magnified by an e-mail “reply all” command.
I thought it was Koreans who had turned dogs into a culinary delicacy.
Update: A Sinologist friend of mine tells me that, in fact, canines are on the menu in China, at least in the northeast in the winter.