I got fairly drunk that night as I had only had a light dinner, and he offered grabbing something to eat after two drinks, but I said it was getting late and that I should go home.
He walked me to the station and we said a lingering goodbye, both of us looking at each other in the eye like we wanted to say more.
Interesting question - I am married to a former Managing Director of both Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse. He has been known to work 150 hours straight with no sleep.
The Investment Banker started the conversation with a generic ‘hey’, and there was nothing that stood out in this greeting.
We chatted back and forth a little bit, making small talk and trying to make plans but failing, as our schedules weren’t compatible.
So he Googled her and proceeded to pen this 1,600-word email asking why she wasn't into him. Their Social Norms AREN'T Normal Inspired by the creepy letter above, Gawker assembled 10 more horror stories about dating finance guys.
What they prove is that the insanely long hours, pressure and overall crazy nature of the industry strips these poor fellas of the social cues and norms that by which the rest of us live our daily lives.
It also seriously screws up their ability to relate to other people.