MR. SAKAI: If I could just touch on business for a second...
DON BRADLEY: Please do.
MR. SAKAI: Let me be open.
A rival of Bibury Systems is not only marketing a similar product but is also launching it around the same time.
DON BRADLEY: Have you seen the rival product?
MR. SAKAI: Yes, I have seen Dealer Dan.
DON BRADLEY: Which product would you prefer?
MR. SAKAI: Personally I like the Boss better.
MR. SAKAI: Why did you come to the UK?
DON BRADLEY: My wife is English.
We lived in America for a while, but she prefers living near her family.
MR. SAKAI: How did you meet your wife?
DON BRADLEY: After university I came to Europe to have a short holiday.
At least that was the plan.
Within six months I was both married and working for Bibury Systems.
And I' m still here.
MR. SAKAI: You must like living in the UK, then?
DON BRADLEY: At first I thought I would never get used to the weather, but there are lots of good things.
I love the countryside and I really enjoy going to the theatre.
MR. SAKAI: Ah, you like the theatre.
DON BRADLEY: I love the theatre!
MR. SAKAI: That' s good.
I was planning to go to the theatre to see 'welfth Night'.
Do you have any plans for tomorrow evening?
DON BRADLEY: No, not really.
MR. SAKAI: If you can spare the time perhaps you and your wife would care to join me.
DON BRADLEY: Well, I' ll have to check with her, but it sounds like a wonderful idea.
And after the play you must let us buy you dinner in return.
MR. SAKAI: See you tomorrow, Don.
DON BRADLEY: Bye-bye.
MR. SAKAI: First of all I would like to thank you for your hospitality, your excellent presentations and your patience.
I' m afraid it has taken me a long time to decide on a European partner,
but I am sure you will understand that it is a very important decision for Detmore Systems.
I have looked at all the options, I have talked to my staff in Tokyo and we have decided on Big Boss.
Ten minutes ago Clive and I shook hands on a provisional agreement.
There is still a lot of negotiating to do, of course,but I am looking forward to successful partnership with your company
and I am sure we' ll get to know each other very well over the next few months.