Radio Free New Jersey
Many years ago, a salesman got in my grill about trying to cram a trade down my throat after the market closed.He wanted to buy a block of shares in an illiquid stock that I made a market in right as the market closed.I had no sellers and did not have a position. I scoured instinet, checked bloomberg, asked other salestraders if they had contact with holders.No one cared.I offered him half of his order about 3/4 above the offer with the assurance that I would work better on his order tomorrow.He went ballistic, threatened to punch me, have me fired etc...My boss at the time sees this maniac turning purple with rage and assumes I was the antagonist.My boss got a dose of similar rage.He leaves in a rage, and then calls me from his cell phone as he was driving home to Westchester - threatening me with all sorts of nonsense. I laughed and said "Drop Dead!" slamming the phone on him.The very next day I am called into a meeting - the salesman had died of a heart attack on his treadmill and I was asked - if I lived or was in the vicinity of his home!Some corporate douche tried to associate my verbal altercation with this guy as a proximate cause of his "natural death".I almost called an employment lawyer right then and there.Looking at the Ravi verdict - the judge and jury in that case would probably sonvict me for hurtful words...what a country...
My own name is a killing word.Muad'Dib!
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