My drunken Uber conversation tonight lead to what I found to be a very compelling story, told by the Uber driver. He was really well spoken and witty and we got into a pretty in-depth conversation about finance jobs and financial markets.
Like many Uber drivers, this guy had a solid educational background and prior work experience in financial markets So, as all drunk Uber conversations go, I skirted around trying to figure out why exactly he was driving Uber. It turns out that he had previously been working a solid MO gigbank in a major city. That was until he allegedly got jumped "randomly" and "for no reason" and afterwards was found to have two tiny baggies of cocaine in his possession. Being black and in a southern city they immediately slapped him with the harshest sentence available, which was intent to distribute.
It made me start thinking about all of the dumb things I've one when I was young that I barely got off the hook for. Anyone got any close call stories or downright catastrophes that you managed to pull through with back in undergrad or the earlier years?
Example: When I was a freshman I remember one of my pledge brothers found a debit card that someone dropped on the floor of a bar. Being an intoxicated freshman that wanted to look cool and edgy he proceeded to buy a half dozen cookout trays with it after the bars closed, ftb. Unbeknownst to him, myself and the rest of the Cookout beneficiaries, we had committed a serious fraud. The card owner was able to track down the license plate of the pledges car who drove us and got a very severe threat from the owner of the card. Fortunately my buddy was able to talk his way out of it and claim he must have just mixed up debit cards while drunk at the bar, but the dude was talking serious legal action beforehand.