Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Good For Her

fish had a recent post about "The Man Who Could Save Wall Street," the CEO of J.P. Morgan, who earned $19,000,000 in 2008, down from $34,000,000 in 2007 and $41,000,000 in 2006. It was a nice story.

I was reading the paper online tonight.

"What the hell?" I shouted.

"Be quiet," my kids yelled from downstairs.

"Woman, come here," I demanded.

"I beg your pardon," said the Lovely Bride from upstairs.

"Come here, my precious," I said.

"What do you want?" she asked.

"Just come here."

She did. I pointed at the computer screen.

"Is that Martha?" she asked.

"Yes it is," I said.

"Good for her," she said. "Boys, come here!"

"What?" my kids shrieked.

"Just come here!"

They did.

"Look," I said, pointing at the screen again.

"Who's that?" they asked.

"Martha," I said. "She was over for dinner a couple months ago."

"She was cool," one of them said.

"She's more than cool," I said. "She's a rock star."

I talked with my mother later tonight.

"Hey, did you see that story about the teacher?" I asked.

"The one who got the Milken award?," said my mother. "What a wonderful story. What a wonderful woman."

"She's a friend of mine."


"Yeah. One of the nicest people in the world."

"How do you know her?"

"We used to work together."

"Why did she become a teacher?"

"It was in the paper."

"I feel like it's really hard to reach kids sometimes, but when you do, there's no feeling in the world like that,"she said. "I feel a little guilty sometimes because I get so much out of it. Hopefully the kids do, too."
"There is a prize that comes with that, isn't there?" asked my mother.

"Yes. $25,000."

"Good for her," said my mother.

"Good for her," I agreed.


Adorable Girlfriend said...

Congrats to your friend!

Substance McGravitas said...

She only has to work 760 times as hard to pick up what Jamie Dimon makes.

Snag said...

Now, Substance, that's exactly the kind of radical populism I was hoping to avoid.

fish said...

Yeah, but does she do something important like provide liquidity to the market through flash trading? I didn't think so.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I heard there was radical Popism going on in here?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Good for her, indeed.

almostinfamous said...

seems like a great person overall! good for her indeed!

Kathleen said...

congrats to your friend!

Jennifer said...


Brando said...

That's great news, Snag, and really prestigious.