This week, our East Africa Director, Eric Naivasha, is visiting the Copenhagen office and spreading some smiles and laughs. Being a Kenyan experiencing snow for the first time can be quite fascinating – “it’s like walking in a freezer”, says Eric. Observing from the sideline, I can only conclude that whether you’re a three-year-old kid when you experience snow for the first time, or a middle-aged man, snow makes us all want to play like kids and throw snowballs in all directions. A thick layer of powdered, white snow seems to bring out the kid in everyone.
Meanwhile, Eric’s son Ryan (6) is asking for him to bring back some snow in his suitcase. Luckily, they seem to have negotiated that a Playstation is a resonable Christmas wish, as an alternative to fresh Copenhagen snow.
Furthermore, today the calendar- and advent candles are lighting up the office. Eric looks at the candles, then up at the lamp in the ceiling, and, with a smile on his face, asks:
“Why do you guys have candles here in the office? – There is electricity!”
You’ve got to appreciate good, Kenyan humour. On behalf of the Copenhagen Crew, I must say, Eric, it’s a pleasure having you in the Copenhagen Office for a visit. Merry Christmas.