I went to visit a worksite the other week. I do this quite a lot in my job but this visit was slightly different in that I only went as far as the office.
This meeting was with the site health and safety team. (No, don't switch away just yet....it does get exciting, I promise!!)
Anyway, we all filed in and did the introduction things. The company HR manager was there too and happily introduced herself and the "others". She is rather on the cuddly side, British with proper clipped accent and everything.
We were there to discuss migrant workers and how best to accommodate their health and safety needs while they were learning better English (or Kiwi).
I mentioned that at a recent site I had visited there were some Egyptian workers who had just started.
Aforementioned HR Manager leaned forward and excitedly announced that she "had a Brazilian".
None of us knew where to look and the young Union rep beside me (in HIS early 20s) nearly exploded at the mental image no doubt we all had!