October 2011. I’m sitting at a sushi bar downing $2 rolls and bogo margs (see: the coupon problem).
Mysterious Asian lady leans over. “You see that?” she asks, pointing at a bottle of Tiger Beer.
“That’s me. I did that.” Her eyes illuminate.
“I brought Tiger Beer to America.” she says.
Fast forward 4 months.
We opened a Vietnamese restaurant in 3 days:
- Friday- acquired an ice cream joint ($10k)
- Saturday- supplies at Restaurant Depot ($300)
- Sunday- painted the storefront (priceless)
Fast forward 2 weeks.
I posted something online about Trayvon Martin (it just happened), got in a dispute with Mysterious Asian lady, and consequently lost all my equity in the business.
Fast forward to the other day.
She mailed me $500.
Guess I won the bet?