I saw Ken Griffin!!!

Holy smokes. So earlier today I walked out of my highrise apartment building in downtown Chicago to get my shoes shined. As I was walking out, a man was behind me, so I just looked over. Much to my utter shock, it was Ken Griffin of Citadel! I did a double-take because I had no fucking idea what he was doing in my building on a weekday afternoon. What business did he have here? Anyways, my brain was going at like 100mph and wondering if I should introduce myself. Ultimately I chose not to since he looked like he was in a super hurry and went right into his black benz with personal chaffeur.

A few friends of mine think I missed a golden opportunity by not speaking to him.

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Comments (33)

Apr 10, 2012 - 5:25pm

inb4 cool story bro

I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
Apr 10, 2012 - 5:26pm

Honestly though i dont think you missed out by not talking to him, he wouldn't have remembered you in 5 minutes anyway and would probably have been annoyed. I'm sure he gets it all the time.

I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
Apr 10, 2012 - 5:34pm
IlliniProgrammer:
And now we know Brady4MVP's new account.

I knew he couldn't stay away

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Apr 10, 2012 - 5:34pm

"No fucking idea what he was doing in my building on a weekday afternoon?" He was fucking someone in your building. Clearly.

I am permanently behind on PMs, it's not personal.

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Apr 10, 2012 - 5:49pm
A Posse Ad Esse:
"No fucking idea what he was doing in my building on a weekday afternoon?" He was fucking someone in your building. Clearly.

Nah. There's a citadel employee in my building, so my guess is griffin had to pay him a visit to discuss business.

Apr 10, 2012 - 11:53pm
Derivatives:
A Posse Ad Esse:
"No fucking idea what he was doing in my building on a weekday afternoon?" He was fucking someone in your building. Clearly.

Nah. There's a citadel employee in my building, so my guess is griffin had to pay him a visit to discuss business.

How do you know that isn't the very answer to my first comment?

I am permanently behind on PMs, it's not personal.

Apr 10, 2012 - 5:41pm

Shoulda said hi bro, I would have bought you lunch.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford
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Apr 10, 2012 - 5:42pm
happypantsmcgee:
Shoulda said hi bro, I would have bought you lunch.

epic

I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
Apr 10, 2012 - 5:55pm

You should have said hi and introduced yourself. Worst case scenario: he tells you to gtfo cause he's on the run. Ideal scenario: you guys swap emails/ numbers and grab coffee or lunch in a few weeks. Perhaps you can send him an email right now.

Apr 10, 2012 - 6:00pm

is this the baseball player?

Money Never Sleeps? More like Money Never SUCKS amirite?!?!?!?
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Apr 10, 2012 - 6:30pm

You had nothing to lose by attempting to talk to him. Life is about choices, and unfortunately you made the wrong choice here.

My name is Nicky, but you can call me Dre.
Apr 10, 2012 - 6:56pm

Ken Griffins is pretty easy to spot in Chicago. He's at most of the Bulls' home games. He and 3-4 other Citadel guys are always courtside opposite the players bench. About 5-7 seats down from mid-court.

As for what he was doing mid-day at your building -- probably firing someone. It's probably the only thing he's better at than making money.

Apr 10, 2012 - 7:20pm
WallStreetOasis.com:
shoudl we try to get Ken for the WSO Conference? Who would be the best speaker for us? Let's aim high.

Michael Lewis
If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford
Apr 11, 2012 - 4:11pm
WallStreetOasis.com:
shoudl we try to get Ken for the WSO Conference? Who would be the best speaker for us? Let's aim high.

dj pauly d
fabio
gucci mane
mark zukerbird
tyler perry
jeff goldblum
jack sparrow
nicky hilton
rick santorum
shaq
tosh.0
bret michaels
van halen
khloe kardhasian
peewee herman
Apr 10, 2012 - 7:18pm

You should have had the elevator pitch ready to go - pitch yourself in the amount of time it takes to ride an elevator. You'll get it next time dude.

Apr 10, 2012 - 7:38pm
ivoteforthatguy:
is this the guy who won jeopardy 78 times in a row?

Ken Jennings. 74. and the answer to the question was HR Block and they offered to do his taxes for free for life because of it.

I use to watch Jeopardy a lot, parents wouldn't let me apply to teen Jeopardy. Bullshit.

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