Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lovely Topu told me a lovely story today.

When I was on my trip in Norway, we were at a bar with some people and a girl asked me, "Tell me the two main differences between Bangladeshi culture and the culture here."

And I told her, "Firstly, we can have fun without beer. Secondly, we spend half of our lives living with our parents, and, for the other half of our lives, our parents live with us."

Don't think I could get more fond of that guy.

Also, thought that this was an amazing letter of resignation by Jake DeSantis, printed as an op-ed in the NYT:

After 12 months of hard work dismantling the company — during which A.I.G. reassured us many times we would be rewarded in March 2009 — we in the financial products unit have been betrayed by A.I.G. and are being unfairly persecuted by elected officials. In response to this, I will now leave the company and donate my entire post-tax retention payment to those suffering from the global economic downturn. My intent is to keep none of the money myself.