Wednesday, September 05, 2007
The young woman translator approached me timidly with a printout of a piece of art from a Marvel UK Spider-Man magazine. It was Sue Storm, appearing in a puzzle about the Fantastic Four. We were reprinting it. And it was anatomically impossible.
"I know we can't print this, but I can't face the designers. I don't know how to say it to the guys. Can you help?"
I barged into the design department.
"BREAST POLICE!" I bellowed. "Who let THESE through? Do you want to get us banned in Saudi?"
Four adult Egyptian men (two of which were named Mohamed) reddened and then started giggling.
Some days I love my job.