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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Nov 20, 2020 - 1:25pm

Drove drunk like 5 times over a decade ago. Nothing happened and I got home safely, but I always think about how fucking badly that could have gone for me. I actually hate thinking about it. 

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Nov 20, 2020 - 8:32pm

I am still a prospect because I was immature and irresponsible (in case the behavior in my post didn't give that away) and I failed out of college the first time around. It took me a while to grow up, but I needed to learn a lot of lessons. Silver lining is I am at a target and got SA at a BB next summer.

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  • NA in IB-M&A
Nov 20, 2020 - 2:40pm

I grew up in a house where my parents expected me, my brother, and sister to help out with lots of yard work/chores around the house. When I was 12 or so my dad thought I was old enough to use our ride-on lawn mower to cut the grass. I thought this was the coolest thing ever. Cruising around the yard in front of all my neighborhood friends made me feel like hot shit. Honestly, it's still something I enjoy and find to be pretty relaxing. Well, the first few times I mowed the lawn my dad put the tractor in the lowest speed setting, and it was slow af. No matter, I was still having a blast. My yard was surrounded by a white picket fence, so when I had to dump the grass clippings, I needed to stop and open the fence gate. The first few times were seamless. After that though, I got a bit daring. I was completely over going slow, and decided the next time I needed to empty the grass clippings, I was going full speed to the gate. Well this was the first time I had really opened the lawn mower up, and oh man, my scrawny little 12 year old self had no idea what he was in for. I went MUCH faster than I was expecting, and could not slow down in time to stop for the gate. I was moving at a decent clip across the yard, and was panicking trying to slow my new favorite piece of machinery down. Despite my best efforts, I kept on accelerating. I completely missed the gate I was aiming for, and plowed through a section of fence. Needless to say, after thousands of dollars in damage in fence and lawn mower repairs, I was no longer allowed to mow the lawn. Now, this is probably not the dumbest thing I have ever done, but I vividly remember thinking at the time that it was. My parents were pissed lol.

Nov 20, 2020 - 9:16pm

That's funny. I think we all have stories like this from when we were kids. I remember my brother, a friend and me shattered this lady's windows because she was being mean to us (we were trespassing on her property). Actually glad that she didn't press any charges and my parents paid for the windows. To say my parents were pissed would be an understatement.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Nov 20, 2020 - 9:56pm

I was younger and asked to take the garbage out. Got kinda bored so as I was chucking the bag I tried to throw it OVER my head like a parabola. It split as it was just above my head and I took a shower in a weeks worth of garbage. Took the whole day to clean up and get the scent off.

  • Intern in HF - EquityHedge
Nov 21, 2020 - 12:19pm

Basically highjacked the family minivan to take off to Panama City beach spring break my junior year of highschool with 5 of my closest friends. My parents called the police as they freaked the fuck out. Once I had the balls to answer my moms calls, I told her we were at a beach in our home state, thinking this would calm her worries. Well, on our way back, we had two tire blowouts on the van (almost back to back), and we couldn't afford to pay for the second one as we were broke highschool kids that had spent all our money on various party supplies and overpaying homeless people to purchase alcohol for our expedition. I came clean and let my parents know we had traveled halfway across the country, and they eventually wired us money to get towed and the tires replaced after we spent the night on the side of the interstate. We later were pulled over and the police noticed we had some party supplies in the glove compartment as I was pulling out proof of insurance. After an hour of pleading and explaining our situation, they miraculously let us leave. It was still a fun trip. When PCB was popping, it was easily one of the sleaziest places on earth.

Nov 21, 2020 - 7:33pm

We later were pulled over and the police noticed we had some party supplies in the glove compartment as I was pulling out proof of insurance. After an hour of pleading and explaining our situation, they miraculously let us leave. 

#WhitePrivilege

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Nov 21, 2020 - 6:05pm

Went to a party while on acid. For some reason the kid was out of toilet paper and when I had to shit from drinking beer I thought it was a good idea to use paper towels. 30 minutes later whole upstairs bathroom was flooded. Couldnt sleep the entire night. To make it worse I had to drive home at 7am while still mildly tripping. All good now but that was pretty stupid (thinking I could handle a party with 30+ people on it)  

Jan 4, 2021 - 1:22am

Dude my friend's roommate went out to the bars on Halloween weekend while tripping on acid. Meanwhile, this was like in 2019 where October 31st fell on a Tuesday. 

So when he went to the bars that Saturday, half the people weren't even dressed up. And so it was extra trippy where half the people looked like monsters, and he felt like the other half would just keep staring at him. He took a cab back home, didn't last past midnight lol. 

Jan 4, 2021 - 4:23am

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