How to Wine and Dine (Part 2)

Impressing clients, co-workers and the Big Boss


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Your boss’s boss aka the Big Boss

Very few things are as intimidating as sitting down and socializing with the Big Boss. What to eat, what to drink? In the days of classic television – I’m thinking Bewitched here (check it out, it’s on Hulu) -- you entertained the Big Boss, in this case Mr. Tate, at home. Of course, dinner was always interrupted by Darrin’s witch of a mother-in-law -- no, she really was a witch, turning Mr. Tate into a newt or a brick or something. (See also wining and dining the in-laws)

Well, the tried and true wine and dine at home still holds for the Big Boss. You’re not going to impress him with your largesse when you’re out on the town and playing at D-list level, so save your money. Show off your stability and sensibility by inviting him to share your table and use your money for a fine bottle of mature Bordeaux instead. You’ll appeal to his sensibilities as well, not to mention his sense -- if he has any -- and he’ll leave feeling all warm and fuzzy, especially if you keep your hand off the Bordeaux. Remember, your reward (hopefully) comes later!

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  • Snooth User: schellbe
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    We are supposed to schmooze our kids friends parents in order to get them into exclusive schools or employment?. Greg, you must live on Mars and I must live on Venus, or both, but these are kids. Let them grow up themselves, with a little autonomy.

    And go enjoy a nice bottle of wine with friends while your kids are enjoying the usual over organized extra-curricular activities that kids do today.

    Dec 05, 2010 at 12:29 PM

  • Snooth User: vfsi
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    When I read the title, "Your children’s friends’ parents" , I was thinking, older children and their friends' parents, teenagers. It's nice to know the character of the friends your child has. What better way to find out than to lubricate the parents with a bottle of wine. The acorn doesn't fall too far from the oak.

    Dec 05, 2010 at 2:06 PM

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