Being British and working for an American company seems to excite some people, in unexpected ways. It is a strange (and sometimes grubby) experience to know that even though you are speaking about the most mundane things, that you are providing an illicit thrill for someone.  This happened late one night when I had a conversation with a colleague in the United States only to receive a messageapenas a few minutes after the call ended, inviting me to Rio de Janeiro.