I work for a large corporation on a special project unrelated to most of the other business that goes on here in Spain. So I deal with the Spanish subsidiary sometimes when I need things like money, computers, cheque gourmets, etc. The other day I ordered a new computer. I received an email yesterday stating that my computer had arrived, but that there was a problem and it was being held in storage until the issue was resolved.
“A problem?” I asked.
“Yes, the computer has an issue”
“Is it defective?”
“No, it does not conform to the corporate standard”
“Hmm… like the wrong brand?”
“No. The screen is too big, the hard drive is too large and it has too much memory”
“I don’t understand, the purchase order was approved by my VP”