On my first day at work in China my new boss told me it was very important they didn’t employ any spies.
“Don’t worry, I’m not a spy,” I said, laughing.
“I know,” he said, not smiling. “We googled you.”
This concerned me for a few reasons. Firstly, if I was a spy I’d hardly list ‘espionage’ as a skill on my LinkedIn profile, so googling seemed a fairly slack “hope she’s not a spy,” check. Secondly, I share a name with a former character on Australian soap opera Home and Away, so I hope they weren’t expecting a petite brunette teenager with a troubled past and a penchant for sleeping around to turn up.