Return of the 3-martini lunch
Businesspeople used to know how to waste time. Instead of updating their Facebook wall and shopping on eBay, they ordered three martinis at lunch and headed back to the office four hours later.
“…Dunn, who also argues that the drinking lunch helps people with their jobs. “Like sex, someone may find your proposal a lot more interesting after six or seven vodka tonics.” Dunn suggests bringing a pen and paper to write down anything agreed upon that you might forget. And taking a photo of the person you’re having lunch with, in case you forget that, too…”
“In France, it’s lunch, so you have to have a glass of wine immediately. But it doesn’t really matter; no one in France works anyway.”