“Seinfeld,” Season 3, episode 12 (“The Red Dot”): Mr. Lippman: It’s come to my attention that you and the cleaning woman have engaged in sexual intercourse on the desk in your office. Is that correct? George Costanza: Who said that? Mr. Lippman: She did. George Costanza: [pause] Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing, because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing is frowned upon… you know, cause I’ve worked in a lot of offices, and I tell you, people do that all the time. Mr. Lippman: You’re fired! George Costanza: Well, you didn’t have to say it like that. I’ve dabbled in this area before (“Parents Tattoo Their Kids, Use Costanza Defense: ‘Was That Wrong?'”), but some former executives at Munich Re have inspired me to create and give out LBW’s first-ever “Costanza Award.” According to an article in Germany’s Handelsblatt that I cannot read but which is translated/summarized by Bloomberg, a Munich Re subsidiary named Ergo Versicherungsgruppe hosted a party in 2007 to reward 100 of its top-performing insurance agents. The company brought in…

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