Thanksgiving dinner turned out to be a compete surprise.
My original plan for Swiss thanksgiving was to head down to the local Turkish Kabob shop to have a kabob and some fries. I was so looking forward to it – yet, one thing led to another and before I knew it, the day was almost over.
The last meeting of the day was with some interesting guys that were showing their aquaculture technology to see about my in-laws starting a fish farm. It was the most fun I have had in the business sense in a while, as it was pretty much what I used to do for a living on either side – one was present the ideas, the other was to strip them down and see if they were financially viable and what was the best way to make the idea work in the market with startup.
So last night, I sat watching the presentation, listened as carefully as I could to the German, and thankfully, aquaculture is something I am familiar with, so I scribbled my notes, did my calculations and by the end of the meeting, I asked my questions.
Perhaps I gained a bit of credibility with my brother in laws, as when they gave the answers to the questions, I flipped back and had the same answer via my rough calculations.
I miss the interesting problem solving of business. What I don’t miss is the greed of give and take and the way we have allowed a few to make massive fortunes off the sweat of many with executive perks, handcuffs and compensation packages.
You get paid if you fail! Just not as much as if you succeed. Is America great or what!!!
I was so hungry when the meeting was over. Then the one guy pulled out some filets from the farm. One piece was a nice filet was from catfish.
“How fresh and safe is this to eat?”
“I just took them out of the tank before I came here”
Out came the knife, soy sauce, wasabi and chopsticks.
Thanksgiving dinner turned out a bit different. But my goodness that catfish sashimi was delicious.
I will have to put a percentage in the costs for “taste testing.”