The problem with business cards is that once a person has one in their position, they have a permanent link to a person. I would have never of dreamed that a business card could cause my trouble, but this is Vietnam and anything can happen. Let me explain…..
For the past month or so I have had a number of women that I do not know text me asking for dates and even marriage. They are always polite and once I no thank you, I never hear from them again. I was always curious how they got my number and a little bit alarmed that it was happening so often. I even got a call from some man yelling in Vietnamese. I gave the phone to my receptionist and was told that the man was demanding to know why my number was saved in his wife/girlfriend’s phone….. SHEESH!! Last night I finally discovered it was from my business cards. There have been odd instances in the past when a woman walking by would see me behind the reception desk, pause for a moment, and then walk into the lobby and take a card from the card holder. Shortly after I would get one of these text messages but I never associated the two until know. Last night I got a simple message in English, “Hello, how are you” I replied I was fine and who was this? The answer came that she was Hong. Aha!! I remember a woman who introduced herself as Hong ask for my business card. The next message was “I like your hotel and I want to know if you are married”
I replied yes I was and her reply was a simple OK, Goodnight.
Huh…. Only in Vietnam can a person get marriage inquires on a text message via cell phone…..
Single? Just give you business card to a woman and wait until she passes it on to your future wife. Damn I love this place sometimes.