Ze Bastille Day
We have a very active French community among Skype staff. And as July 14 (whoops… had June 14 here initially, thanks guys for pointing it out) is an important day for France (why? well go read the history books ), we had a Bastille day organized by ze hard-working Skype French Sans-Culottes featured on this picture.
Following is the original text from our intranet. (Editor’s note: we’re internally playing with video as you can read. Don’t ask for more, but stay tuned for more news later this year regarding video.)
… For your interest, The storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 was an event more important in the mythology of the French Revolution than in the actually history of it.
In memory of this storming event, we have set up for everyone@skype a special “snaily” program for today, including:
### Ze Virtual French Breakfast and French Apero
We’ll have loads of croissant et pains au chocolat in the morning and for ze aperitif plenty of saucissons, baguettes, camembert and vin rouge around 6 pm! And via Skype live video link a fantastic way to share and take part where ever you are. London patriots, If you’re making yourself a coffee in the kitchen or a nice glass of wine, don’t hesitate to share this live moment with our people in different offices round the world!
### Ze French Quizz
French are great players, we love games… you may have noticed over the last week We’re inviting you to take part of this little quiz to test your knowledge of France and more importantly to evaluate how thirsty you can be when it comes to French wine! First patriot to respond with the right answers to the questions below wins **a nice bottle of “Chateau La Pompe”**.
* Q1. How many French are working their 35 hours a week at Skype
* Q2. by which multiple was the British budget bigger than French one for the 2012 Olympics bid?
* Q3. What is the penetration of Skype in the French market?
* Q4. How many people in Skype are going to participate to that Quiz?
### Ze French Jokes Corner
3 people are interviewing in England. When it comes to the English test, the task is: build a sentence with the 3 following words “Green, Pink and Yellow.” The Belgium interviewee is going first: “I wake up in the morning, I eat a yellow banana, a green pepper and in the evening I watch the Pink Panther on TV”. The German interviewee goes next: “I wake up in the morning, I see the yellow sun, the green grass and I think to myself: I hope it will be a pink day”. Finally the French says: “I wake up in ze mornink, I hear ze phone:green… green… green… I pink up ze phone and I say “Yellow?”…
When God created the world, He gave to each country something. Some got the sun, some the sea, some mountains, some forests, etc. But at the end He noticed one country had everything, and He thought it wasn’t fair. So he added the French there…