Turney Duff is an author of a book called The Buyside, which came out a few years back and includes stories about frequenting a building called the White House, “but [was] more like a Wall Street crack house," picking up women and asking them if they want to go to "Club 67," which was actually his apartment, innovative excuses for absenteeism. Herewith, a selection from his guide on how to act when out with clients:
At the bar. This is where you meet your party. Under no circumstances should you talk business. It's like asking a first date what sexual positions they prefer...What's-her-name. If there's a peer at the bar and you forgot his or her name, introduce the person to the group as a celebrity. As in: "Hi. Nice to meet you. I'm Turney. And this is Taylor Swift." They'll playfully slap you, maybe call you a jerk and then introduce themselves. No one will ever know you didn't remember their name...When the check comes. Don't order a second meal and or a desert to take home. Nothing screams cheap like, "The wifey is pissed I'm out, but this should help things out at home." DON"T DO IT. They'll mock you the second the Uber door shuts...Use your moral compass. The idea is for your client to have fun, but don't cross or snort lines you aren't comfortable with because you'll end up losing in the end.