This incident took place about 16 years ago.
I arrived for a meeting which included board members from my company as well as members from a large UK Postal company. The meeting was regarding supplying said company with a new innovative braking system which my company had created.
I arrived a little earlier and was looking around said company’s workshop when I became aware of the people I was meeting gathered around a vehicle with our new product fitted. I approached the vehicle and I introduced myself and told them where I was from and the conversation went a little like this;
Me: Hi My name is XXX I am from XXX the company supplying truck braking systems.
Man 1: Are you sure? We are waiting for the engineers from XXX to discuss the braking system, you know, the round discs here (points at the brake discs on vehicle)
Me: Yes that’s me
Man 2: Are you sure?
I would like to make the following points
1. I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering
2. I helped to develop and assemble said products
3. I was Managing Director (and Shareholder) of said Company
I said yes and went directly to the meeting and joined and I must say I savored their embarrassment as they asked me for technical information throughout the presentation.
But even so, #MFIF