I'm generally annoyed with you, yes you Americans in IBD

Alright, I'm a yank who went over to the dark side: Oxon/Canterbury (for you unequipped that's Oxford or Cambridge). Additionally, they're a number of interns from the good schools like UCL or Edinburgh, and St. Andrews. Additionally, we have a few Germans and French, but my overall thing is that now that I've finally come back for an IBD internship at a BB, I'm just being ceaselessly amazed by a few things you guys need to correct:

  1. Slicking back your hair like that fellow on Wall Street Oasis, interviewing random people, is not interesting nor cool. Just do it naturally, and wearing a blazer -- buying only Italian brands -- it does not make you cool. Be natural.

  2. Being incapable of holding a conversation on A.E. Housman, Orwell, or Foucault means you're incapable in life.

  3. Not a socialist eh? Well I am. Odd. Tough. I didn't go to a place where everyone whose parents are aristocrats and whose educations cost 40k a year necessarily mean they can't be. Look at Tony Benn.

  4. Let's face it: most of the banks you would like to go into are no longer American. That means act slightly different when you're in them. For example, if you're an Asian-American at Deutsche then that's fine, but if you're a rotten white kid who went to Columbia, and thus not only has no culture but no soul, then it's alright when I'm utterly shallow to you; let's face it you're worthless.

  5. Indian people. My, my, my. Why are you adopting American culture? Being snobby is alright, about literature, music, and so on, but especially the opera, but being snobby to me? Don't you realise everyone from my university ruled your country with an Iron Fist. Don't you realise that an Indian in Britain realises how utterly inferior their culture is and take to drinking copiously and speaking with the right accent?

  6. Suits. Jesus. New York, for gods sakes stop making them -- you simply can't. It's an affront to the UN Charter and thus the International Convention on Human Rights. If you want to a suit... Marks and Spencers, Charles T., TM Lewin, etc. they serve their purposes.

  7. You can't Drink. Americans, please understand your beer sucks, you know that, but drinking a lot and then getting drunk during the day is not cool. The only time to do is at night. And for god's sakes drinking on your own is fine too.

  8. I do not care for your slang, uncultured silly people.

  9. Know more about your politics; i.e. know that Europeans feel European sometimes. Furthermore, do not assume what Europeans like. You simply do not know yet.

  10. Your women are horrible... on the inside. Half can't dress. Half are so materialistic it makes me blush when I see one on a date. What will she ask for this time?

  11. Admit it you can't be an Irish-American. For one, being Irish is pretty lame. Two, that makes me giggle.

Sorry, it's a rant but all dozen of us on the floor are quite annoyed with you lot. We're happy to take your lower taxes in return though.

Yours,

Someone knows who David Lloyd George was

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Jul 20, 2012 - 4:49am

Enjoy my American turd.

Proud to say,
Made in good ole USA.

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Jul 20, 2012 - 4:57am

May I add something?

  1. You british/european people had to go invade other countries and steal their ressources since you were too stupid to develop something on your own.

Soon enough you will be back to the dark ages. Thanks to your clueless fellow Keynes. ha!

Jul 20, 2012 - 5:17am
Abdel:
May I add something?
  1. You british/european people had to go invade other countries and steal their ressources since you were too stupid to develop something on your own.

Soon enough you will be back to the dark ages. Thanks to your clueless fellow Keynes. ha!

The post is clearly shit but an american saying that European people invaded other countries and STEAL THEIR RESSOURCES is so LOL.
Haven't you notice that you guys went to Iraq for the same reason?
When was the last time an European country invade another one for ressources? Was it in 1940 when Germany occupied Alsace-Lorraine?

I'm grateful that I have two middle fingers, I only wish I had more.
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Jul 20, 2012 - 5:36am

Who cares.....Europeans are dying out becuase they are too selfish and lazy to have children and would rather retire at 50 and live on the welfare state. Even Germany, that bastion of economic prowess is suffering from declining birth rates....its only a matter of time until Eurabia becomes a reality.

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Jul 20, 2012 - 8:53pm

OP clearly trolling

Ovechkin08:
Who cares.....Europeans are dying out becuase they are too selfish and lazy to have children and would rather retire at 50 and live on the welfare state. Even Germany, that bastion of economic prowess is suffering from declining birth rates....its only a matter of time until Eurabia becomes a reality.

Racist bigot spreading john bircher bs. Europe is not headed for arab majority, birth rates are always lower for 2nd generation migrants and migration is falling so the trend of 1990s wont contiue even though europe needs migrants to reduce debt burden. . Migration has happened through out human history even to developing countries like India and Brazil. If american work non stop subsidise the rich approach is so good why is canada now richer than america and why are american school performance dropping with entire cities becoming ghost towns with falling infrastructure

No one in europe retires at 50 and try living on welfare its not that great.Sure you can spend money on small things like clothes but you will never be able to afford a car a decent home or college education for your kids.

Europe's decline is more to do with the euro and an asia booming whilst europe is flat.Europeans dont judge on colour, a person from portugal has more in commom with someone from a former portugese colony than a white person in Dallas.

Jul 21, 2012 - 5:20am
jam011:
OP clearly trolling
Ovechkin08:
Who cares.....Europeans are dying out becuase they are too selfish and lazy to have children and would rather retire at 50 and live on the welfare state. Even Germany, that bastion of economic prowess is suffering from declining birth rates....its only a matter of time until Eurabia becomes a reality.

Racist bigot spreading john bircher bs. Europe is not headed for arab majority, birth rates are always lower for 2nd generation migrants and migration is falling so the trend of 1990s wont contiue even though europe needs migrants to reduce debt burden. . Migration has happened through out human history even to developing countries like India and Brazil. If american work non stop subsidise the rich approach is so good why is canada now richer than america and why are american school performance dropping with entire cities becoming ghost towns with falling infrastructure

No one in europe retires at 50 and try living on welfare its not that great.Sure you can spend money on small things like clothes but you will never be able to afford a car a decent home or college education for your kids.

Europe's decline is more to do with the euro and an asia booming whilst europe is flat.Europeans dont judge on colour, a person from portugal has more in commom with someone from a former portugese colony than a white person in Dallas.

Canada is richer than America (per capita) for the following reasons: the loonie is trading close to par, historically it has been at 60/65 to the greenback, abundant natural resource wealth and a right-wing pro business Prime Minister in Mr. Harper who is a far better leader than Mr. "you didn't build that yourself" Obama.

As for Europe you make the assumption that second generation immigrants (Muslims I'm referring to) will assimilate into Western Culture, become secular and turn into consumption driven robots like the rest of us. But, if you look at cities (I'm in the UK) with the highest Muslim immigrant populations there has been no integration whatsoever. I suggest you take a trip to Bradford, Blackburn or Tower Hamlets in London and see the complete segregation that has happened.

As for your statement that Europeans don't judge on colour??? Europe is still one of the most racist continents out there with a lot of hostility, especially in Italy/Spain/Greece and Central & Eastern Europe towards non-whites. I suggest you actually go there and see for yourself before making silly comments.

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Jul 20, 2012 - 5:53am

The Eurabia thing is not because of the birth rates but because we don't have an Ocean that separates us from them...
About the lazy thing, what is the country with the highest obesity rate?

I'm grateful that I have two middle fingers, I only wish I had more.
Jul 20, 2012 - 6:50am

Worst new poster.

"That dude is so haole, he don't even have any breath left."
Jul 20, 2012 - 9:01am
Plugston_of_Undershot:
while I personally enjoy some snobbery trolling, sadly OP is cringeworthingly middle-class.

This. Saw this shit in college all the time (we had far too many foreign students for our own good)- some half American half-British/French/Italian/Latin American who tried to use the fact that he was "international" (and thus exotic, sophisticated, etc) to A.) make themselves feel better that, at the end of the day the were pretty average in terms of appearance, intelligence, wealth, etc. and B.) to sleep with dumb chicks who got wet over an accent.

Nice troll buddy but we're not biting.

Jul 20, 2012 - 7:49am

Weak trolling effort magnified by your misuse of they're in your first paragraph.

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Jul 20, 2012 - 8:49am

Going to find the article of the dude who posted something similar on another site. I think he was Aussie who essentially posted a bitch list of about 20 items on why Americans suck.

Read his and then realize how dumb you actually sound.

Jul 20, 2012 - 9:00am

Only a Brit of the middling bourgeois breed would declare that "the only time to do it is at night."

"Europeans feel European sometimes. Furthermore, do not assume what Europeans like. You simply do not know yet."
Nobody cares. Most of Europe is inferior. I could care less what anyone on the continent likes or doesn't like.

Jul 20, 2012 - 9:00am

This isn't funny, insightful or original. Way to show how superior you are.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford
Jul 20, 2012 - 11:04am

EDIT: Americans are people, and as people...they're imperfect

However, if you were truly sophisticated, I think you'd be more interested in spreading culture as opposed to berating people for not sharing a few of your preferences.

Read "How to win friends and influence people".

You need it.

Get busy living
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Sep 22, 2019 - 10:23am

USA wouldn't exist if it weren't for Frances help during the war of independence.

maper
Jul 20, 2012 - 4:11pm

Obviously you're a troll, but if you're serious about the beer thing, you are absolutely retarded and wrong. America's beer culture is lightyears ahead of Europe, which is something that most European beer lovers will admit to. We have more variety of quality beer than anyone else in the world.

Jul 20, 2012 - 4:34pm
Thurnis Haley:
Obviously you're a troll, but if you're serious about the beer thing, you are absolutely retarded and wrong. America's beer culture is lightyears ahead of Europe, which is something that most European beer lovers will admit to. We have more variety of quality beer than anyone else in the world.
Absolutely.
Jul 20, 2012 - 5:09pm
PetEng:
Thurnis Haley:
Obviously you're a troll, but if you're serious about the beer thing, you are absolutely retarded and wrong. America's beer culture is lightyears ahead of Europe, which is something that most European beer lovers will admit to. We have more variety of quality beer than anyone else in the world.
Absolutely.

American beer is like women in NY, way more 10's than anywhere else but most people end up with a solid 5...

Jul 20, 2012 - 5:41pm

"Indians in Britain realize how inferior their culture is?" I believe curry is the national food of England. (Certainly better than anything with "mincemeat" as an ingredient.) What I love about your post is it is clear you are an American, because no real Brit would ever be so impolite. If your modern-Tory sympathies continue to make you feel like you are torn between two worlds, may I suggest residence in Canada as the perfect compromise (although I'm not sure I'd wish you on them -- I happen to like Canadians a good deal).

"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between he does what he wants to do." - Bob Dylan
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Jul 21, 2012 - 8:47am
bankerbooey:
"Indians in Britain realize how inferior their culture is?" I believe curry is the national food of England. (Certainly better than anything with "mincemeat" as an ingredient.) What I love about your post is it is clear you are an American, because no real Brit would ever be so impolite. If your modern-Tory sympathies continue to make you feel like you are torn between two worlds, may I suggest residence in Canada as the perfect compromise (although I'm not sure I'd wish you on them -- I happen to like Canadians a good deal).

You forgot to call him Sahib

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Jul 20, 2012 - 6:37pm

I believe your misjudgments come from your skewed perception of those around you. Yes there are stereotypes, but a majority of your arguments do not account for the entire population. Let's take for example your post stating, "but if you're a rotten white kid who went to Columbia, and thus not only has no culture but no soul, then it's alright when I'm utterly shallow to you; let's face it you're worthless" (disclosure: I am not white nor am I from said institution). While it is true that many banks are European, what makes the firms unique is the mesh of these cultures and races working together. Even the "rotten white kid from Columbia" inputs value to the firm in an economic and social sense. By working together new ideas are spurred in the workplace. Everyone is different. Our ideals, backgrounds and knowledge come together. Yes, there are stereotypes. However, without these "different" individuals innovation in the firms would lag. I am American and I am blessed to be so. I have my views about Europeans and stereotypes about you, but I try my best to leave them out of the professional setting and view everyone fairly . I want to work with everyone. Let's not blatantly call out others and realize that with these idiosyncrasies of people...much efficiency would be lost

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Jul 20, 2012 - 7:32pm
anamerican:
Alright, I'm a yank who went over to the dark side: Oxon/Canterbury (for you unequipped that's Oxford or Cambridge). Additionally, they're a number of interns from the good schools like UCL or Edinburgh, and St. Andrews. Additionally, we have a few Germans and French, but my overall thing is that now that I've finally come back for an IBD internship at a BB, I'm just being ceaselessly amazed by a few things you guys need to correct:
  1. Slicking back your hair like that fellow on Wall Street Oasis, interviewing random people, is not interesting nor cool. Just do it naturally, and wearing a blazer -- buying only Italian brands -- it does not make you cool. Be natural.

  2. Being incapable of holding a conversation on A.E. Housman, Orwell, or Foucault means you're incapable in life.

  3. Not a socialist eh? Well I am. Odd. Tough. I didn't go to a place where everyone whose parents are aristocrats and whose educations cost 40k a year necessarily mean they can't be. Look at Tony Benn.

  4. Let's face it: most of the banks you would like to go into are no longer American. That means act slightly different when you're in them. For example, if you're an Asian-American at Deutsche then that's fine, but if you're a rotten white kid who went to Columbia, and thus not only has no culture but no soul, then it's alright when I'm utterly shallow to you; let's face it you're worthless.

  5. Indian people. My, my, my. Why are you adopting American culture? Being snobby is alright, about literature, music, and so on, but especially the opera, but being snobby to me? Don't you realise everyone from my university ruled your country with an Iron Fist. Don't you realise that an Indian in Britain realises how utterly inferior their culture is and take to drinking copiously and speaking with the right accent?

  6. Suits. Jesus. New York, for gods sakes stop making them -- you simply can't. It's an affront to the UN Charter and thus the International Convention on Human Rights. If you want to a suit... Marks and Spencers, Charles T., TM Lewin, etc. they serve their purposes.

  7. You can't Drink. Americans, please understand your beer sucks, you know that, but drinking a lot and then getting drunk during the day is not cool. The only time to do is at night. And for god's sakes drinking on your own is fine too.

  8. I do not care for your slang, uncultured silly people.

  9. Know more about your politics; i.e. know that Europeans feel European sometimes. Furthermore, do not assume what Europeans like. You simply do not know yet.

  10. Your women are horrible... on the inside. Half can't dress. Half are so materialistic it makes me blush when I see one on a date. What will she ask for this time?

  11. Admit it you can't be an Irish-American. For one, being Irish is pretty lame. Two, that makes me giggle.

Sorry, it's a rant but all dozen of us on the floor are quite annoyed with you lot. We're happy to take your lower taxes in return though.

Yours,

Someone knows who David Lloyd George was

I would be honored to fight you. Good news is since your teeth are already busted up, I can't do any more harm.

Jul 21, 2012 - 8:54am
anamerican:
Alright, I'm a yank who went over to the dark side: Oxon/Canterbury (for you unequipped that's Oxford or Cambridge). Additionally, they're a number of interns from the good schools like UCL or Edinburgh, and St. Andrews. Additionally, we have a few Germans and French, but my overall thing is that now that I've finally come back for an IBD internship at a BB, I'm just being ceaselessly amazed by a few things you guys need to correct:
  1. Slicking back your hair like that fellow on Wall Street Oasis, interviewing random people, is not interesting nor cool. Just do it naturally, and wearing a blazer -- buying only Italian brands -- it does not make you cool. Be natural.

  2. Being incapable of holding a conversation on A.E. Housman, Orwell, or Foucault means you're incapable in life.

  3. Not a socialist eh? Well I am. Odd. Tough. I didn't go to a place where everyone whose parents are aristocrats and whose educations cost 40k a year necessarily mean they can't be. Look at Tony Benn.

  4. Let's face it: most of the banks you would like to go into are no longer American. That means act slightly different when you're in them. For example, if you're an Asian-American at Deutsche then that's fine, but if you're a rotten white kid who went to Columbia, and thus not only has no culture but no soul, then it's alright when I'm utterly shallow to you; let's face it you're worthless.

  5. Indian people. My, my, my. Why are you adopting American culture? Being snobby is alright, about literature, music, and so on, but especially the opera, but being snobby to me? Don't you realise everyone from my university ruled your country with an Iron Fist. Don't you realise that an Indian in Britain realises how utterly inferior their culture is and take to drinking copiously and speaking with the right accent?

  6. Suits. Jesus. New York, for gods sakes stop making them -- you simply can't. It's an affront to the UN Charter and thus the International Convention on Human Rights. If you want to a suit... Marks and Spencers, Charles T., TM Lewin, etc. they serve their purposes.

  7. You can't Drink. Americans, please understand your beer sucks, you know that, but drinking a lot and then getting drunk during the day is not cool. The only time to do is at night. And for god's sakes drinking on your own is fine too.

  8. I do not care for your slang, uncultured silly people.

  9. Know more about your politics; i.e. know that Europeans feel European sometimes. Furthermore, do not assume what Europeans like. You simply do not know yet.

  10. Your women are horrible... on the inside. Half can't dress. Half are so materialistic it makes me blush when I see one on a date. What will she ask for this time?

  11. Admit it you can't be an Irish-American. For one, being Irish is pretty lame. Two, that makes me giggle.

Sorry, it's a rant but all dozen of us on the floor are quite annoyed with you lot. We're happy to take your lower taxes in return though.

Yours,

Someone knows who David Lloyd George was

The only thing worse than a prole is a troll.

I thought most Tories made the claim that the British Raj was quite the genteel experience , and that it introduced the savages to the modern concepts of law and order , railways , electricity and democracy. Why , even Winston Churchill made it a point to talk about how much good English governance had done for the Indian masses.
So it's quite odd that a right-wing Englishman brags about ruling the Indians with an iron-fist. Especially since most modern Tories are quite in favour of stronger ties between the two nations.

If you are found out , we shall send this thread to your employer.

Jul 21, 2012 - 10:04am
cruel3a:
Abdel:
May I add something?
  1. You british/european people had to go invade other countries and steal their ressources since you were too stupid to develop something on your own.

Soon enough you will be back to the dark ages. Thanks to your clueless fellow Keynes. ha!

The post is clearly shit but an american saying that European people invaded other countries and STEAL THEIR RESSOURCES is so LOL.
Haven't you notice that you guys went to Iraq for the same reason?
When was the last time an European country invade another one for ressources? Was it in 1940 when Germany occupied Alsace-Lorraine?

A little harsh but true, I will also add that the British did have one pretty important resource that enabled it to industrialize and without it I doubt the world would be the same: COAL. Also British/ European countries decolonized years ago so the fact that he is even mentioning "stealing resources" is irrelevant. Abdel...are you even serious? Making fun of Keynesian theory? I'm not even going to bother making a response to that statement because it's just so...I'll let other WSO members add their own bits to that one. This whole notion of cultural superiority that has rooted from the words of the OP is just useless banter that no one should even take seriously. It is just a catalyst for people like Abdel to voice there biased and ill-informed opinions in a way that makes it look like he is "protecting" the honor of his country...in the end he just looks like an idiot. I think that the Americans on this forum don't have to say shit to this idiot because he is honestly not worth the time...I wish the firm he worked for could read this because in my mind this is the biggest AUTO-DING I have ever seen. I hope that at some point in his life he actually gets to know an American and realize how chill the people there really are...being Canadian I know that for the most part Americans just get rubbed the wrong way by other nationalities. To be honest I don't think a forum topic like this belongs on WSO because it's statements like these that create segregation and prejudice within a community...it's just not beneficial to anyone.

Keep it together and you will go far..
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