Topics to Avoid

14 Jan 2002 /

From ExecutivePlanet.com:

England
Do not make references to the mediocrity of British food, since it has now improved significantly.

Germany
World War II/the Holocaust
Belgium
Making jokes about the Flemings to Waloons, and vice versa
Philippines
Mentioning that a Filipino acquaintance has a second family with his mistress.
Thailand
Any mention of stage, screen, or other versions of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “The King and I”
South Korea
Your host’s wife
Saudi Arabia
Inquiries or complimentary remarks about the wives, daughters, and other female relatives of your Saudi associates
Colombia
Drug cartels

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