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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The missing shipbroker - 1880

Not much has changed really.

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9B01E2DF1F31EE3ABC4951DFB566838B699FDE

Shipbroker out late without his wife, drinks too much top shel vino with stevedore friend, decides to take public transport home (doesnt drink and drive good man), encounters some difficulty, never to be seen again.

Interesting that he often disappeared at short notice only to send his wife a telex the next day explaining he was called away on business. I tried that once and was told never to come back - so that much has changed in 130 years!

I wonder if his ultimate undoing was because like many brokers he had a penchant (spelling!) for flash suits and expensive jewelry. I am sure there is a lesson there somewhere!

Yours
VS

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