DIARY: Suckee suckee? The truth about business jaunts to the Far East

Time was when the most aggressive salesmen at foreign jollies such as last week’s International Advertising Association do in Seoul were the high-class vice girls.

Time was when the most aggressive salesmen at foreign jollies such as

last week’s International Advertising Association do in Seoul were the

high-class vice girls.



But not so in these chaste and buttoned-down times. Instead, the more

likely scenario is a brigade of over-zealous South Korean tailors plying

their trade among the sartorially-challenged.



At least one UK delegate almost paid the price for forgetting to pack

his smart new safari jacket for the conference.



Forced to wear some rather elderly and crumpled threads, the hapless

delegate twice had his collar felt by local tailors, offering to nip up

(tee hee) to his hotel room to measure his inside leg.



Another suave congress groupie with a lady-killing reputation, when

pressed to reveal his plans for that night, was forced to admit that he

had not, in fact, scored. No siree, he had an intimate evening lined up

with his suit-maker.



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