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April 24, 2016

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From the corner booth...

This guy at the pizza place down the street told me a story about what happened to his son.

The son goes to Boston College and in one of his (marketing?) classes, the instructor asked "who was the most internationally marketted sports stars?". After a few minutes of guesses, the instructor indicated that the answer was "Kobe Bryant" and that he (the instructor) was the guy who did the international marketting for Kobe Bryant. And that Kobe Bryant was sitting in the back of the classroom. And there he was.

Naturally not much got done during the class because everyone wanted to ask questions and get pictures taken with the guy (I saw the picture with the guy's son so I know it was true).

At some point, one of the students asked how Kobe got into the classroom totally unnoticed. While Kobe was wearing a hoodie, he noticed that everyone had their nose in their cellphones and no one looked up at him. It wasn't until he went down to eat in their cafetaria that people started noticing him.

See you on the dance floor.

Benson Wong

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