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Lost In Translation

With 2500 representatives from dozens of nations, the World Economic Forum is truly a global event.

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That's good, because it makes all try to understand each other and our different perspectives. But inevitably, some things get lost in translation.

And this invitation I just received has to be one of them:

Davos: Invitation to a press breakfast with German Defence Minister Dr. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Dr. Juergen Grossmann, CEO of RWE AG

"Dear Madam/Sir,

We have the pleasure of inviting you to a press breakfast with German Defence Minister Dr. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Dr. Juergen Grossmann, CEO of RWE AG, in Davos on Sunday, 31 January 2010, on the subject of Energy security in economies of the 21st century.

Please join us at 08.30 at the Restaurant Höhenweg in Davos. A cable car to the venue will leave the "Talstation Parsenn" at 08.15 a.m. Valid ski passes will be provided upon request. We will be meeting at the cable car station at 08.00 a.m. ((PLEASE BOLD THIS SENTENCE)) You are also cordially invited to join the RWE Ski Cup race immediately after our meeting. Please see the invitation attached."

Note the bold line above. If I'm reading this correct, they're inviting me to join a Ski Cup race in the Swiss Alps?

Like I said, this had to have gotten lost in translation. Either that, or they have no idea who they're dealing with! Clearly these people have never seen me hit the slopes.

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