Despite losing over 35% of its combined savings in the stock market, the general public had taken Wall Street's shenanigans in stride. However, what could likely be the straw that breaks the camel's back of public patience, may very well be Gasparino's office inventory of John Thain. And while everyone, Obama included, is focused on the platinum plated port-a-potty in the former executive's office, we are pretty sure that many other corporate bigwigs are currently quietly loading up U-Hauls. And if they are not they should be, before one of their very own disgruntled employees could very well decide to snap a candid picture with their iPhone of their corner office kingdom's holdings, and post it for general entertainment. We don't want this to be taken seriously, but it will be a hoot to see Mary Schapiro trying to earn her SEC stripes by going office to office and checking the fair market value of installed office toilets.
And while we appreciate the esthetic value of office paraphernalia, there are several firms (which shall remain nameless, but some of which could be said to be $10+ billion plus hedge funds in the Times Square area, and a couple sweet corner offices in the Stamford general vicinity) which we are quite sure are dismantling everything that is not nailed down right now and are silently carting it out of the back door.
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