4/27/13

So last weekend, I decided to get shit-faced because I had a rough week. The typical...lack of sleep, lack of social life, and lack of sex. I wanted to have fun tonight, regardless of my state of mind. I could have easily went back home and fell asleep in 5 minutes, but fuck it. It's Friday night, and once the night starts, your sleep always goes away. Pull phone out, let the fun begin.

11:00pm - Text my college friends who work at a local tech/mobile app start-up. "Let's drink." 2 minutes later, I get a text - "Fuck yeah."

11:15pm - MD tells me to research about a company who makes some weird semiconductor. Looks really shitty and really boring. Can't believe they make over $10mm net each year. I do this for about 25-30 minutes, knowing that the deal probably won't go through. Just a minor distraction...not phased.

Midnight - I go to the bathroom to avoid the seniors, and also to take a massive shit. I was holding it for the past 30 minutes. Comes out super clean, and I end up letting out a 3 second long fart. Probably longer. There's a guy in the other stall. He holds his laughter. It seems like he's finishing first, so I wait. Fuck he's taking long. So I quickly flush and open the door, wash my hands, and bounce.

12:05am - I realize that I'm retarded. I can save time by mass texting like 30 people. I wait. Half of them can't go. Fuck them.

12:45am - Oh shit. I forgot to send out an important e-mail. Should I send it out now, or not? It's over 3 hours later, which is an eternity in banking. I decide to send it out now. If the seniors ask about it...I'll just say I forgot to add them to the e-mail. No big deal.

1:00am - Looks like there's not much work to do. People are packing up and leaving. Most of the seniors have already gone out, probably also started drinking. I check my phone. About 10 people message me back. Three of them are already at the local club/lounge.

2:00am - Finish up some more shit, and just leave. Wow this is early. Hell yeah.

2:20am - Show up at the bar and say "Sup" to a bunch of the people at the table. There's a few people I don't know. They're girls. They're hot. Yes.

2:25am - The hell. I spot my MD at the table across the room, with two other guys. There's a shitload of drinks there. Probably want to avoid saying hi because it's just awkward.

3:00am - Drink 3 shots in a row of Grey Goose. Not enough. We need to get fucked up.

3:30am - Damn, my MD has spotted me. And he has shots poured. Not one, not two. There's 3 people at the table. And me. They're really fucking drunk. Have to drink three more shots of some nasty ass shit. Older people seriously drink nasty shit. Some form of old rum that basically kills my throat.

Don't know the time. Next thing I know, we're at my friend's apartment and there's a party. Beer pong, Kendrick Lamar on the radio, and random people. Where the fuck am I? I only remember 5 things at this point.

1. Two girls were making out and the corner group was cheering them on. They are ugly, but beer goggles....nope still a 6/10 and I'm being really generous.

2. A few of my friends are playing beer pong. They're good. I've never seen them lose playing together.

3. Where are my co-workers? One of the girls is taking shots with two super creepy looking guys. She'll either get raped and not remember, or get raped and not care. She's had a tough week. Luckily, one of the other girls comes and pulls her away. Cock-blocked.

4. My other co-worker, we'll call him Adam. He apparently cut his lip while shotgunning a beer. What a dumbass. Still, I feel bad for him. Can't do shit though. He leaves with a few guys to get more beer and a bandaid across the street to the local store. You can't even buy liquor at this hour...

5. What the fuck?! My MD is fucking taking a shot with like 5 people. Okay, my MD is in his early 30's, but he can pass off for a younger guy. We make eye contact. He calls me over in a very obnoxious tone. Oh my god, he wants to hook me up with a girl. Too bad I'm taken. Fuck she's hot. These people think he's like 25 and ask how we know each other. This is fucking funny.

After this, don't remember jack shit. But easily one of the most bizarre, drunk nights I've had in a while. Don't know how I got home. Don't care....need bed. Sleep with contacts on and dress shirt on. Good night.

Monday comes. I walk to my desk. Co-workers immediately come to me and tell me how they drank more with MD. Party ended. My friends left...said MD left with the fucking chick. Don't believe it. They swear it happened. He's pretty good looking...no homo. It's believable.

There's no way.

I walk by his office.

He has the widest smile in the world. Sees me. Talking on phone...gives me a thumbs up.

Literally made my day.

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12/7/12

I'm not trying to be facetious but what is the funny / interesting bit of this story?

Is it the fact that a colleague in his early thirties got laid on a friday night or that you had some drinks and then can't remember every detail of the evening - I'm genuinely confused.

Probably just the fact that Atmosphere had that "Holy shit my boss is a human being too" moment that most of us have when we are 8 and see our 3rd grade teacher at the grocery store.

12/7/12

Incredible...this is in NYC, right?

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12/7/12
12/7/12

I wanna work for that guy.

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12/7/12

SB'ed.

Actually... Should have MS'ed for not hooking up with that chick.

12/7/12

MDs leaving at midnight and analysts leaving at 2am on a friday night? banking is bad but on friday everyone clears out by 9pm even at the sweatshops from my experience

12/7/12
12/7/12

awesome night, almost put what I did last Friday to shame.

12/7/12

lol

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In reply to WishYouWereHere
12/7/12

WishYouWereHere:
MDs leaving at midnight and analysts leaving at 2am on a friday night? banking is bad but on friday everyone clears out by 9pm even at the sweatshops from my experience

Yeah, it was a very busy past two weeks...everyone was pissed off lol

12/7/12

wish i had a silver banana to donate. VERY well written

12/7/12

I'll throw one your way. Thanks for the amusing read.

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12/7/12

I'm not trying to be facetious but what is the funny / interesting bit of this story?

Is it the fact that a colleague in his early thirties got laid on a friday night or that you had some drinks and then can't remember every detail of the evening - I'm genuinely confused.

12/7/12

hahaha ohh work hard play hard brotha

12/7/12

Sounds like last Saturday for me. Minus the working part lol. Nice.

12/7/12

First you get a swimming pool full of liquor then you dive in it...

"When you expect things to happen - strangely enough - they do happen."
- JP Morgan

12/7/12

Starting to drink at 2 AM? Glad I'm not in banking

12/7/12

u should have fucked the girl, pussy

My drinkin' problem left today, she packed up all her bags and walked away.

In reply to bigtool05
12/7/12

bigtool05:
Starting to drink at 2 AM? Glad I'm not in banking

yea, i'm usually throwing up in trash cans and urinating in street corners at this point...

Money Never Sleeps? More like Money Never SUCKS amirite?!?!?!?

In reply to Kenny Powers
12/7/12

Kenny Powers:
u should have fucked the girl, pussy

Would have...but rather be faithful to my existing gf. Plus, she was meant for the MD hahahaa

12/7/12

I love the 30 something MD sarging at the little boys party. What a champ!

12/7/12

awesome

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12/7/12

You must not get out of the house very much if this night was story-worthy. Recap: you took a poop, got drunk, your friend cut his lip, and your boss likes girls. Mind blowing.

12/7/12

Front page worthy, indeed.

12/7/12

10 bucks says poster is Asian or Indian.

In reply to peterg
12/7/12

peterg:
Front page worthy, indeed.

No it is not. It is utterly banal and idiotic. He went out drinking and saw his MD? How is this interesting?

atmosphere:

11:15pm - MD tells me to research about a company who makes some weird semiconductor. Looks really shitty and really boring. Can't believe they make over $10mm net each year. I do this for about 25-30 minutes, knowing that the deal probably won't go through. Just a minor distraction...not phased.

Midnight - I go to the bathroom to avoid the seniors, and also to take a massive shit.

12:45am - Oh shit. I forgot to send out an important e-mail. Should I send it out now, or not? It's over 3 hours later, which is an eternity in banking. I decide to send it out now. If the seniors ask about it...I'll just say I forgot to add them to the e-mail. No big deal.

1:00am - Looks like there's not much work to do. People are packing up and leaving. Most of the seniors have already gone out, probably also started drinking. I check my phone. About 10 people message me back. Three of them are already at the local club/lounge.

2:00am - Finish up some more shit, and just leave. Wow this is early. Hell yeah.

Haha WHAT. Bankers work hard but none of the above ever happens. People sit around until 1 a.m. when there's "not much work to do?" 2 a.m. is "early?" Sounds like the night shift at a 7-11, not an investment bank on a Friday night. On the odd occasion there may be one or two hapless (I say hapless because if they weren't they could get their shit done on Saturday and go out Friday night) analysts in the bullpen past 9 p.m. on a Friday but it's mostly a ghost town by then and there are certainly no senior bankers around past 7 p.m. Stop giving people bullshit ideas about banking.

In reply to CaptainJapan
12/7/12

DkrCap:
10 bucks says poster is Asian or Indian.

lol you owe me $10!

In reply to samoanboy
12/7/12

samoanboy:
I'm not trying to be facetious but what is the funny / interesting bit of this story?

Is it the fact that a colleague in his early thirties got laid on a friday night or that you had some drinks and then can't remember every detail of the evening - I'm genuinely confused.


I'm in the same boat. My takeaway: went out drinking after work and ran into the boss at the drinking establishment. Young, rich, good looking guy gets laid. The end.

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12/8/12

I'm a little upset that I took the time to read this - kind of funny that you took the time to write this up though...

12/8/12

Doubtful of this story. I've worked at a BB and elite boutqiue in IBD and not once, ever, did anyone stay past 10pm on a friday. You just don't do it. You may be in at 8am on saturday, but Friday is sacred to everyone.

12/8/12

Welcome to freshman year

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-F. Scott Fitzgerald

12/9/12

Sounds like an interesting night. I don't know how it is in NY but last call is at 2 am in San Diego... it made me kinda not believe the story. But still interesting nonetheless, I was anticipating someone to pull out a baggie for a line though.

In reply to madmoney15
12/9/12

madmoney15:
Sounds like an interesting night. I don't know how it is in NY but last call is at 2 am in San Diego... it made me kinda not believe the story. But still interesting nonetheless, I was anticipating someone to pull out a baggie for a line though.
Under New York state law, establishments are required to stop serving alcohol by 4am. Actual closing time is left up to each county though. The 4am time holds in New York City though, but places often remain open longer.

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In reply to SirTradesaLot
12/9/12

SirTradesaLot:
samoanboy:
I'm not trying to be facetious but what is the funny / interesting bit of this story?

Is it the fact that a colleague in his early thirties got laid on a friday night or that you had some drinks and then can't remember every detail of the evening - I'm genuinely confused.


I'm in the same boat. My takeaway: went out drinking after work and ran into the boss at the drinking establishment. Young, rich, good looking guy gets laid. The end.

^ The abridged version almost brought tears to my eyes..
Would've counted for shit if you at least got laid son.
Damn.

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In reply to APAE
12/9/12

APAE:
madmoney15:
Sounds like an interesting night. I don't know how it is in NY but last call is at 2 am in San Diego... it made me kinda not believe the story. But still interesting nonetheless, I was anticipating someone to pull out a baggie for a line though.
Under New York state law, establishments are required to stop serving alcohol by 4am. Actual closing time is left up to each county though. The 4am time holds in New York City though, but places often remain open longer.

What are you sure? I've been served drinks many many times after 4

My drinkin' problem left today, she packed up all her bags and walked away.

12/9/12

atmosphere:

2. A few of my friends are playing beer pong. They're good. I've never seen them lose playing together.

5. Too bad I'm taken.

These two just make you come off real bad, sounds like you haven't been out much..

12/9/12

How do I recover the little bit of my life that I wasted reading this?

12/10/12

wow you walked home by yourself? nice story though!

12/10/12

atmosphere:

Don't know the time. Next thing I know, we're at my friend's apartment and there's a party. Beer pong, Kendrick Lamar on the radio, and random people. Where the fuck am I? I only remember 5 things at this point.

I remember sophomore year of high school.


1. Two girls were making out and the corner group was cheering them on. They are ugly, but beer goggles....nope still a 6/10 and I'm being really generous.

Two ugly girls making out and being cheered on by a bunch of dudes? At least lie and say they were hot.

2. A few of my friends are playing beer pong. They're good. I've never seen them lose playing together.

I thought that people realized that being good in beer pong means absolutely nothing after freshman year of college and you're out of a dorm.

3. Where are my co-workers? One of the girls is taking shots with two super creepy looking guys. She'll either get raped and not remember, or get raped and not care. She's had a tough week. Luckily, one of the other girls comes and pulls her away. Cock-blocked.

You know what would have made this better? You going up to her and stealing her away from the "creepy guys". That's the perfect time to scoop up a girl.

4. My other co-worker, we'll call him Adam. He apparently cut his lip while shotgunning a beer. What a dumbass. Still, I feel bad for him. Can't do shit though. He leaves with a few guys to get more beer and a bandaid across the street to the local store. You can't even buy liquor at this hour...

He can't even shotgun? Oh c'mon. He needs to take a lap.

5. What the fuck?! My MD is fucking taking a shot with like 5 people. Okay, my MD is in his early 30's, but he can pass off for a younger guy. We make eye contact. He calls me over in a very obnoxious tone. Oh my god, he wants to hook me up with a girl. Too bad I'm taken. Fuck she's hot. These people think he's like 25 and ask how we know each other. This is fucking funny.

Did you think your MD was an alien prude that goes back to his spaceship after work and sleeps in an anti-aging chamber? And at least make out with the girl. It's like high-fiving.

After this, don't remember jack shit. But easily one of the most bizarre, drunk nights I've had in a while. Don't know how I got home. Don't care....need bed. Sleep with contacts on and dress shirt on. Good night.

Did you go to like a fine arts institution for college?

Sorry to rain on your parade man but if this was one of the most bizarre drunk nights you've had...

12/10/12

Is this the same MD you said "changed your life" in your post about going from dentistry to banking?

If so I'd reconsider your role models and life aspirations.

if you like it then you shoulda put a banana on it

12/10/12

GrandJury, wish I had a SB to give to you - really spot on

12/11/12
In reply to CaptainJapan
12/11/12

DkrCap:
10 bucks says poster is Asian or Indian.

Asian is Indian, in which high school did you study your basic geography?

12/12/12

this story is so gay. Yeah dawg, Kendrick Lamar on the radio, random ugly chicks making out, 30 something MD stealing the chick away from the Indian banker who shunned dentistry.

In reply to dutchmiracle
12/19/12

Actually in the US the two are classified separately. I know India is in Asia, so are Israel and Saudi Arabia technically, but you won't find too many Israelis ticking the "Asian" box on school applications, census forms, and colloquial meaning is sometimes different than the specific word. For example, Egypt is in Africa, but if someone were to refer to themselves as African-American, it would not mean an American born of Egyptian descent.

In reply to CaptainJapan
12/27/12

DkrCap:
Actually in the US the two are classified separately. I know India is in Asia, so are Israel and Saudi Arabia technically, but you won't find too many Israelis ticking the "Asian" box on school applications, census forms, and colloquial meaning is sometimes different than the specific word. For example, Egypt is in Africa, but if someone were to refer to themselves as African-American, it would not mean an American born of Egyptian descent.

If I were of Egyptian descent and applying anywhere in America, you can bet your bottom dollar that I'd be checking the shit out of that African-American box.

4/27/13

I can understand that most parts of this story were shitty, but what's really funny are the comments from people calling the guy a high-schooler for not making out/ sleeping with the girl even though he was taken..... you're all boys. Grow the fuck up and become men.

Edit: And OP, just break up with your gf and do whatever the fuck you want. Seems like the fact that you're "taken" is getting in the way of you wanting to do other shit. Do shit the right way, enjoy your life

In reply to dutchmiracle
4/27/13

dutchmiracle:

DkrCap:

10 bucks says poster is Asian or Indian.

Asian is Indian, in which high school did you study your basic geography?

In the States, people who say "Asian" are usually referring to Eastern Asians (i.e. Orientals).

EDIT: That said, OP still must be some sort of Asian.

4/27/13

Probably 69'd his MD

4/27/13

Don't drink and drive...or do anything else while intoxicated.

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4/27/13

I dont see whats so interesting about this, or why it was able to make the front page. Sounds like a pretty average night, no drugs were involved, you didnt get laid, nobody got arrested- not saying you need any of those things for an awesome story but this was lacking in almost all areas. I know a lot of people on this site didnt party much in HS/UG but it still blows my mind how many "this is awesome" posts are in this thread

In reply to ajg1137
4/27/13

ajg1137:

Probably 69'd his MD

I 69'd your Mother and your Daughter.

In reply to jss09
4/27/13

jss09:

I dont see whats so interesting about this, or why it was able to make the front page. Sounds like a pretty average night, no drugs were involved, you didnt get laid, nobody got arrested- not saying you need any of those things for an awesome story but this was lacking in almost all areas. I know a lot of people on this site didnt party much in HS/UG but it still blows my mind how many "this is awesome" posts are in this thread

Please, those are typical stories that any college guy can tell, or even any analyst who still has friends outside of work. Read the title, then reflect on the rarity of it all. Do you even get to have a drink with your MD outside of a work function? Exactly. It could have sounded way more bullshit and I could have added much more...but decided to tell it exactly how it went. Either way love the comments so far, keep em comin!

4/28/13

I feel like I read this before... Is this a repost...?

In reply to Lambie
4/28/13

Lambie:

I feel like I read this before... Is this a repost...?

You're not going crazy. WSO sometimes revives previous posts so that newcomers can get exposed to them.

4/28/13

Alas! it doesn't work like this in my country...:|

4/28/13

Lame. Even most MBA parties are way more exciting than what the OP posted.

4/28/13

Sounds like a great night!

4/28/13

Is it bad that I feel pity, some sadness and want to /faceDESK? No wonder this country's banking industry is such a mess.

In reply to mbavsmfin
4/28/13

mbavsmfin:

Lame. Even most MBA parties are way more exciting than what the OP posted.

If your MBA party isn't more exciting than this, that would be a big problem

In reply to Toshi83
4/28/13

Toshi83:

Is it bad that I feel pity, some sadness and want to /faceDESK? No wonder this country's banking industry is such a mess.

Attention everyone in finance. Stop drinking, having fun, and posting stories online. Listen to this guy right now.

4/28/13

given the writing style, id say poster is indian

but anyway, sounds like a typical friday night, just missing some coke and green.

"The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter"

In reply to OutsideMan
4/28/13

OutsideMan:

given the writing style, id say poster is indian

but anyway, sounds like a typical friday night, just missing some coke and green.

Wait, so I write like an Indian. Is this a compliment...can't even tell.

The snow and the herb, will be for another tale my friend.

4/28/13

I think the real question is - how do you become rich by your early 30s and maintain good looks in a brutal environment - to maximise the chances of getting laid.

4/28/13

This reminds me of spit shinning Tommy, from Goodfellas. Now go get your shine box!

4/28/13

I still dont believe this happened, nobody senior stays this late on friday, even analysts staying past 12 on a friday is uncommon

In reply to hopesanddreams
4/28/13

hopesanddreams:

I think the real question is - how do you become rich by your early 30s and maintain good looks in a brutal environment - to maximise the chances of getting laid.


easy, just get out of banking
4/28/13

Thanks for front paging this again, WSO. I forgot about all of the clowns who felt the need to go,"What's the big deal about this bro, her de der" and then not share their stories.

4/28/13

Someone's getting top bucket.

Also, you were at work until 2am on a Saturday... then all of the sudden you didn't have to work until Monday?

I call bullshit.

4/28/13

This is classic! Pure gold. Haha this gives hope to all those pursuing a career in IB

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--Benjamin Graham

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In reply to ajg1137
4/29/13

ajg1137:

Probably 69'd his MD


haha, first funny thing I've read in this thread
4/29/13

Here's a crazy drunk night story of my own:

I was drinking and playing Scrabble with my friends in my dorm room. It was pretty late (like past 10 pm or so). Anyway, we decided to light some candles instead of using the overhead electrical lights (crazy, right?). When we decided to call it a night, my friend drunkenly blew out the candles (which had been burning for a long time at this point!). The candle wax blew all over his face and in his eyes. We went to the emergency room to flush his eyes out. Crazy!

''You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you need to concentrate on.'' -- President George W. Bush
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4/29/13

I am almost certain I have read this before somewhere, perhaps in the LSO book. Maybe I;m wrong will check book later..

4/29/13
4/29/13

You know the story is bullshit because no one shotguns a beer at a club.

Cheers,

Barstar

4/29/13
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