So a vendor comes in and does a pitch and demo for a product we were interested in.
But this technology vendor, a Fortune 100 company, couldn't figure out how to plug in their laptop for the demonstration.
The presenter is holding his plug from the computer and comparing it to the ports on the monitor and going, "Is it a male or is it a female?"
It's almost like he's going innie or outtie...
And he's repeating this over and over again as he keeps trying to plug in his cord to the various openings.
Everyone is sitting sort of uncomfortably at this point, and so I try to break the tension and say, "I didn't know we were going to be getting an anatomy lesson today."
Well, we got the guy some technical help--the government to the rescue--and before long, he figured out the males and the females and the presentation was on the screen.
The only problem, the title slide for his presentation had a misspelling for the product they were selling.
At this point, all I can say is, this is why American business is getting soft! ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)