British businessmen networking via shotgun shooting
The London Times Online has the story.
"PUT down those golf clubs and go for your gun: shooting is fast becoming the social networking sport of choice.
A survey of 2,000 companies and 14,000 directors shows that shooting is soaring in popularity. A decade ago, toting a shotgun did not even feature among the most popular recreations listed by company directors. But the survey ranks shooting as the seventh most popular recreation, almost level with gardening."
But the remark I like best is: "“In golf, if you’re no good it’s painfully obvious. In shooting, if you keep missing birds nobody minds...."
[Hat tip to Eric Bainter]
Yes, it has been famously said that if you want to close a sale, let your customer win. It has also been said it's good business to let your boss win. In golf, if you play too badly you delay the others, but in Trap or even High Power Rifle, shooting badly does not slow the others down, and there is no danger unless you grossly mishandle the gun.
Posted by: Windy Wilson at January 8, 2007 10:51 AM
Don't let's let the Brits in on the fact that they are actually playing "Redneck Golf" when they shoot trap and skeet.
Posted by: RKV at January 8, 2007 01:21 PM