Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The South African What?

Sometimes embarrassing moments are too good not to share:

I booked a reception in South Africa today for work. The hotel's clause of force majeure (a clause in contracts that frees both parties from liabilities in extreme circumstances) was more intense than most US contracts I've seen. I was using Google Talk and my status read:

"The South African Hotel's force majeure is a little more intense than most US hotel's: In the event of any act of God, strike, war, warlike operation, rebellion, riot, civil war, lockout, interference of trade unions, suspension of labour, fire, accident, act of terrorism or of any circumstances arising or action taken beyond or outside the reasonable control of the Hotel, then the Hotel shall be relieved of its obligations..."

BUT, I didn't realize what it looked like in gchat until my friend Nico sent me a "hahahahahaha" attached to this photo:


  1. Thanks brook, that was a good laugh.

  2. Yet another reason to attend the World Cup in person this summer.

  3. At least you can fix yours. :) I once printed 3000 copies with a type-o involving the same "ho" word. At that point, the only thing you can do is ho no one noticed!