Expense Account Arbitrage

I am off to Singapore for the next two weeks on *cough*a shareholder sponsored junket *cough cough* training.

During the course of training I will be staying at two five star hotels. It’s hard to pick the best thing about this sort of luxurious accommodation. There are two very strong contenders.

The first is the free breakfast. The idea of a breakfast buffet where I eat as much as I can before its time to head off to the seminar rooms is beguilingly attractive. When it’s being expensed to my cost code rather than to my salary account, it’s nirvanic. But it’s still not a clear winner.

Because there is the other, equally strong contender: free laundry.

Yes, free laundry. I am currently dumping all my clothes into my suitcase so that they can be washed and ironed by professional launderers (who, I just realised, will be Chinese, thus making this an even better deal). After six months of having my clothes washed by a maid who believes that the best way to deal with clothes is tough love, and who leaves the ironing to me, I will finally have an opportunity to have all my clothes stainfree, fluffy, sweet smelling, and crisply ironed. The mind reels in delight.

Right then. Time to get back to packing.

PS: Ritwik, you will have to wait a little longer for the Sohrabuddin and Idiotarians post. If I write a long post while in Singapore, it will imply a failure on my part to spend my free times out partying with an international contingent and Mr. Walker.

0 Responses to Expense Account Arbitrage

  1. skimpy says:

    all my clothes stainfree, fluffy, sweet smelling, and crisply ironed

    the sweet-smelling part reminds me of the P&G cases

  2. Ritwik says:

    Where are you staying? I once entered the Fullerton while drunk only to pee. Good loos are nice to pee in when you’re drunk. Doing so with a sense of entitlement must count as the third contender.

  3. Mihir Saxena says:

    You forgot the most important thing in any company sponsored junket – free booze !!

  4. Aadisht says:

    Booze bills cannot be expensed. πŸ™ However some arbitrage and bill discounting and swapping own booze bills for other peoples’ food/ taxi bills can still be performed.

  5. daneel olivaw says:

    who’s mr. walker?

  6. Aadisht says:

    Mr. John Walker. His friends call him Johnny.

  7. daneel olivaw says:

    ah πŸ™‚ please say hello from me.

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