On Bankers and Busing

February 9, 2009

Bankers are having a rough time of it lately.  It is not just that their companies are collapsing beneath them and their bonuses are the subject of global hate and derision. They also have to put up with the barbs of journalists (who are very familiar with being at the bottom of the popularity pile).

The latest example comes from Tim Dowling, scribbling away for Britain’s Guardian newspaper.  Mr Dowling has penned a useful primer for bankers who suddenly find themselves living in the real world.

You can read the complete guide by clicking here.  But Global Investing’s favourite tip concerns the use of London’s celebrated buses:

“When a bus comes into view, raise your right hand as if you were hailing a taxi. Get on at the front and tell the driver where you are going. He will name a price. Haggling is frowned upon, as is suggesting a route. Buses have no business class as such, but the top deck, if there is one, offers superior views.”

So cruel. So very cruel.

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Yes, you just have to wait (forever) for one of these filthy, overcrowded red things to come along.
Then you can see just how bad a service is provided by those who are berating you for what you have done.

PS your average public sector employee has had every form of Public service benefit from the NHS onwards subsidised by your high tax. So next time one of these moaners has a go at you remember, you paid ££££ in tax every year so that they could pay £ in tax.

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