Some of you remember Victoria, from Taizhou Spring, 2010
Some of you remember Victoria, from Taizhou. For those of you who don’t, Victoria is- I think the east coast term is wicked- smart, clever, beautiful, and ambitious as all hell. In other words, a dream. Last year she put on a show for Scott and his kids and me. You know that these trips for Scott and me are fun and we learn a lot, but there is an awful lot of showing off and maneuvering behind the scenes of every event. There is a lot of jockeying to see who sits at the head point of the (round) table, next to the person paying for lunch. Last year, Scott usually got to sit next to the person paying for lunch, and on the other side was the most senior or most powerful leader (this is where the personal jockeying comes in- sometimes we spent two or three minutes standing around the table, while two people fight out who is going to be the least important. Sort of Alphonse and Gaston, with every “No, you go first,” a bluff. First one to call the bluff wins).