When Everyone Is A Blogger, Nothing You Say Is Off The Record

Current Belgian Minister of Defense Pieter De Crem apparently stumbled into a Belgian bar in New York City on Monday evening with his entourage. Following his visit, bartender Nathalie Lubbe Bakker blogged about their visit (in Dutch), talking about how disgusted she was of how drunk De Crem was and how embarrassed she was about his behavior. Worst part, she wrote, was the fact that one of the politician’s advisors admitted to her that the meetings they were there for on taxpayer’s money were in fact canceled because the UN was meeting in Geneva (which is about 330 miles from Brussels). He reportedly told her they had decided to come to NY anyway despite being aware of the cancellation because the policital situation here was ‘calm’ and that he’d ‘never visited the city anyway’. A couple of days later, someone from De Crem’s office had a telephone call with Nathalie’s boss, after which she was promptly fired.

I love the conclusion to this article:

People, and especially politicians representing them, need to wake up and smell the coffee. The world is changing, and blogging is now a big part of it, with all of its good sides as well as its bad ones. Live and learn. The sooner you get the hang of social media, the more you’ll see the opportunities in there rather than the threats.

When Everyone Is A Blogger, Nothing You Say Is Off The Record

Free flu shots from Hello Health!!

We’re giving away free flu shots. Shoot us an rsvp at events@hellohealth.com with FREE FLU SHOT in the subject line and reserve your spot!

We’ve called this campaign Shots-n-Shots because we’re also having a Holiday Party at Teddy’s Bar and Grill next to the Williamsburg Hello Health practice. It’s happening Wednesday, December 3rd with an open bar between 7 and 9 pm. RSVP to events@hellohealth.com with RSVP in the subject line.

I’m goin’ to the doctor tomorrow. We’re just going to meet in the parkin’ lot – he’s givin’ me a discount.

My grandpa, Winston, talking about this new house call doctor he found.