lexipixel - 7:42 pm on Jul 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
Someone told me once to never take a phone call when talking to someone. The person in front of you should feel like the most important person in the world.
I've always thought the same, (I only "take a call" as a strategy to let someone know "I don't think your that important" e.g. -- if they are trying to sell to me, and I want to see them sweat a bit)... <g>
I wonder if it's an issue in Japan. Social norms (and especially business-social) are usually taken pretty serious, (like committing suicide if you disgrace your company by plunging it into bankruptcy, or there's a "scandal" and it gets related to the business).
I heard when a Japanese businessman hands you their business card, if you don't focus on it and appear interested and reading it, it's an insult.
Anyone in Japan? Do people talk rudely on cell phone at the checkout there?