By Bart - 03/07/2015 04:32 - France - Lille

Today, our company was being visited by one of our biggest clients, a rich Japanese businessman. My boss wanted to honour him by welcoming him while wearing a kimono in the reception area of our building. The client was in a suit and tie, and I don't think he'll be back. FML
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The problem is your boss forgot to offer sushi and challenge the client to a katana duel. Great, I posted this twice. Thanks phone. Sorry, can't delete this. Just downvote it

The problem is your boss forgot to offer sushi and challenge the client to a katana duel. He was obviously offended by this.

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more like trying to display cultural diversity and understanding, but failing miserably.

racism is discriminating against someone due to their race culture etc here OPs boss was welcoming them. its definitely not racisim imo

why do you have more thumbs up then me -_-

Culturally insensitive perhaps, but not racist

That's not racist, it's just in bad taste. He was trying to show him appreciation for the culture but what the Dumbass forgot was that it's in bad taste if the guest doesn't show up in traditional attire as well. Everything is racist in this country.

I hope your boss is a woman

It is most certainly not racist. In fact, he was TRYING to be inclusive. Now granted, he failed miserably because he didn't know what he was doing, but hopefully the client saw that he was trying and could laugh at his attempt. Maybe OP's boss could even play it off as a joke?

I guess he didn't dress to impress

It's generally good to racially stereotype people like that. It's like a Japanese firm meeting contacts from Mexico and greeting them in sombreros. Never fails to impress.

Did he have the big teeth and straw hat too? Oh wait that's China? Doesn't matter they all look the same!

your comment is bad.

What the hell #3! Incredibly racist and ignorant!

its should be your boss's post. its really an FHL.

The problem is your boss forgot to offer sushi and challenge the client to a katana duel. He was obviously offended by this.

Don't forget a bunch of anime merchandise stashed in the corner. And a sumo wrestler. Konichiwa, Baka.

He also forgot to whip out his duel disk and throw down yugioh style

27 just made my morning and I'm not even done breakfast!

I hope your boss didn't forget to introduce that client to his anime body pillow.

The problem is your boss forgot to offer sushi and challenge the client to a katana duel. Great, I posted this twice. Thanks phone. Sorry, can't delete this. Just downvote it

You won't get the satisfaction of my downvote you double posting scum. TAKE ALL MY UPVOTES

im going to whip out my double up vote and throw it down yugioh style ;)

I won't be satisfied until this copy has more upvotes than the original.

And now you have both top comment spots!

@7 You underestimate the power of the thumbs.

Don't tell me how to live my life!!!! U don't know me, what I've been through!!!

Your boss racks disciprine!

That's weird, are you sure your boss didn't culturally offend the client? Maybe he forgot to remove his shoes, that must be it! /s

As long as he doesn't send in the samurai. All joking aside it's better for your boss not to rely on cultural stereotypes in the future

though it was a nice thought, knowing the culture better is probably a good idea, a kimono is generally only worn anymore for festivals, or certain events, though some wear it every day, its usually elderly people or people in more old style cities such as okinawa, a buisnessman probably wouldnt ever be wearing it to a meeting unless it were set at a festival (for whatever reason) or at a special event, such as a tea ceremony

That and depending on the colour, he may have been wearing Japanese funeral clothes. A lot of the time you see people imitating Japan by wearing a kimono in the west, it's funeral colours they are wearing...

And theres also the fact that a kimono is only worn by women. He might as well have been wearing a dress.