Story with a Moral

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by MRSH, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Story with a Moral

    In 1923, Who Was

    1. President of the largest steel company?

    2. President of the largest gas company?

    3. President of the New York Stock Exchange?

    4. Greatest wheat speculator?

    5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?

    6. Great Bear of Wall Street?

    These men were considered some of the worlds most successful of their days.

    Now, 80 years later, the history book asks us, if we know what ultimately became of them.

    The Answers:

    1. The president of the largest steel company. Charles Schwab, died a pauper.

    2. The president of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, went insane.

    3. The president of the NYSE, Richard Whitney, was released from prison to die at home.

    4. The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless.

    5. The president of the Bank of International Settlement, shot himself.

    6. The Great Bear of Wall Street, Cosabee Livermore, also committed suicide.

    However, in that same year, 1923, the PGA Champion and the winner of the most important golf tournament, the US Open, was Gene Sarazen.

    What became of him?

    He played golf until he was 92, died in 1999 at the age of 95. He was financially secure at the time of his death.

    The Moral:

    Screw work.
    Play golf.
  2. Sam Atherton

    Sam Atherton Member

    I like the "screw work" part of that, but golf isn't really my thing. Can I go to band and spend too much time on tMP instead of golf? :wink:
  3. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    And another story with a moral:

    There was this dyslexic dentist.....

    (I'll get my coat)
  4. Sam Atherton

    Sam Atherton Member

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
  5. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    Ditto :lol: :lol:
  6. jameshowell

    jameshowell Active Member

    Sounds about right to me :lol: