Open the kimono ?  

40Deuce 41M  
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3/13/2018 4:41 pm

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Open the kimono ?

I was in a meeting today talking about a potential vendor and the dude leading the meeting said that the vendor needed to "open the kimono" and I had to stop the meeting because what the hell ?

"Did you just say 'open the kimono' ?" I asked .

He said that he had and further went on to say that it was a "normal" expression that people used "all" the time . I said that I had never heard of that in my life .

"So what you're saying is that these people should show us everything in the same way that a Japanese woman exposes her naked body ?"

And somehow I'm the asshole ?

If the internet is to be believed this was an expression from the early 90s but I have never heard it . I'm not one of "those" people who get offended by things but seriously what the fuck ? That's like one stepped removed from saying "We need these fuckers to put their tits on the glass you know ?" And I feel like these days we need to be at least 6 steps removed from that .



As long as I'm boring you with work here's the position I'm in . I can keep working for a neutral company (not sure there's any such thing as a good company) where I basically do nothing and am a parasite OR I can go back to work for Evil Megacorp #6 and be good at my job . I've never been a huge failure at work before (except when I worked at Hollywood Video in college but that was different) and it's really stressing me out . Much more than working for soulless corporate overlords .

I don't feel good about it but it's true .

I'm sure if anyone commented on this blog someone might say "just be good at the neutral job" . I've tried , I can't , I'm too dumb .

In the ads for Atlanta (the show not the city) there's a choir singing the song "No Type" and I love it . But I can't find it anywhere other than a clip of that commercial . Anyone who can find that sound file for me I will reward you with an Amazon Echo Dot .

In the early 1900s during the Woman's Suffrage movement in England the suffrage women got tired of the police grabbing their titties all the time while "arresting" them so they went and learned jujutsu from Edith Margaret Garrud to try and avoid further titty grabbing . Also one time they wailed on the cops with flower bouquets that were wrapped in barbed wire .

I bring this up because TLW asked me if I was a policeman in 1913 London if I would be grabbing titties and I said "yeah , probably" and she vehemently disagreed . So I says to her I says "If I was born 100 years ago in a different place there's no reason to believe I would be anything like I am now" .

Although statistically if I was born in late 1800s London I would have died before I got old enough to become a policeman anyway . So , you know .


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40Deuce 41M  
5265 posts
3/13/2018 4:42 pm

If I weren't rappin' I'd be trappin'
If I weren't trappin' I'd be pimpin'
If I weren't pimpin' I'd be gettin' it, period

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12FK2 44F  
377 posts
3/13/2018 5:09 pm

1. Yes, that kimono thing was totally inappropriate in a work situation. On a different note, I think you open the kimono of your mind to us regularly....and that is absolutely appropriate .

2. With regard to neutral or satan-corp? Figure out what makes you happy...and do that.

3. I don't know you, but I think you would absolutely be a tittie grabbing bobbie in 1900s London. (this one is just a hunch ).


40Deuce replies on 3/14/2018 5:28 pm:
What makes me happy is eating sugar I don't know how to monetize that (also it's bad for me)

superbjversion2 63F  
11883 posts
3/13/2018 7:00 pm

I've not seen the ad you're talking about but when I enter "No Type" lyrics all sorts of stuff pops up by some guy called Rae Drummers (backwards)

I put the Sex in Sexagenarian


40Deuce replies on 3/14/2018 5:28 pm:
That's the original version , it's okay

smartasswoman 60F  
28409 posts
3/13/2018 9:48 pm

I've never heard this 'open the kimono' phrase, I guess I'm out of it.

You aren't dumb, and I imagine you're more effective than you think at the new job. I would be sad if you went back to the soulless overlords, just because of the way they treated you. Plus, crappy health insurance there. You're not getting any younger you know. (just had to get that little dig in, hehe)


40Deuce replies on 3/14/2018 5:29 pm:
Probably they don't talk like that in the public sector

japaneseass 50F  
46059 posts
3/14/2018 11:37 am

lol...open the kimono? oh i have never heard the term, either but again, i am only a Japanese......although i can assume what it meant to be in English...

kimonos are actually for men, too...so why don't we say, "Drop the pants" or something??? lol...


40Deuce replies on 3/14/2018 5:29 pm:
Because that would be sexist

wickedeasy 68F  
31538 posts
3/18/2018 8:53 am

any women in that meeting?

You cannot conceive the many without the one.


40Deuce replies on 3/18/2018 10:41 am:
No my company doesn't hire women

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