About a week-and-a-half ago, I got an intriguing call from a New York area code: the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce. According to the fellow I talked to, a large Dutch design firm sees Oregon and Washington as opening markets for advertising. They want to set up an office in Portland. And why not? It’s a clean city, smallish, bicycle-friendly, good coffee.
What has all this to do with me? Apparently they found my web site online and we’re sufficiently impressed to want to set up a meeting. Presumably they were looking at treith.com and not Chattering Magpie.
What happened? Nothin’. Nada. I showed up at the place & time and no one was there. I waited around for half-an-hour and still nobody. So I split.