- Aug 12, 2015
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Hahhaahah Good one!One of the marketing guys I met from an aerospace company in the UK told me a funny story. It seems senior officials from certain parts of the world expect "favors" from companies they deal with in the West. Usually the things you'd expect (money, alcohol/drugs, luxury accommodations, companionship, etc.), but others were more inventive.
A very senior military officer from a Middle Eastern nation, a big Bond fan apparently, asked his hosts to arrange for him to drive an Aston-Martin. They "borrowed" a car, and arranged for him to drive it on the runway of an old airfield. After a few trips up and down the runway, the generalissimo stopped to ask where the controls were for the machine guns, oil slick, and the other gizmos seen in the Bond films. He seemed genuinely disappointed the car was not fully equipped.