Thursday, February 15, 2007
Barcelona: Chasing CEOs and donuts

Today was a strange day at 3GSM in Barcelona. Yesterday people couldn't wait to talk to us about social networking on the mobile phone. We were on a roll! Today we had a big name CEO turn us down for an interview leaving us feeling pretty bumped out. Then a stroke of luck perhaps? Right outside the office, I spotted a Chinese company in the media center who we'd been wanting to speak to. I politely introduced myself to a representative and asked if they would like to speak to us. Next thing I was being 'manhandled'. This man's hand was on my back and he was pushing me away from a room where they were holding a client meeting. Were they in the media center or was I going nuts?! So ....I waited until he turned his back....ran over to their hospitality table and stole a handful of chocolate donuts. They were the yummy little ones with the yellow dough covered in milk chocolate. I'd been eyeing them up all morning… Todd and Jim were suitably amused and happy to get a donut out of the deal. You win some and lose some I guess...And despite the donuts, it just wasn't one of our better days.

From CNN Producer Linzie Janis in Barcelona.

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