Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday Thoughts - Wall Street Conspiracy Theory

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Dear Knight Capital Group and Auto-Traders,

What compels you to be new technology crusaders?
Did you not think there would be glitches and invaders?
Your investment strategies of late remind me
of the scam detailed in the Office Space movie.
Are you trying to revive Peter's "Pennies for everyone!" motto?
Was this the 'million dollar idea' you decided to give a go?

Are you really as gullible as Peter, Michael and Samir?
Think the market won't feel those pennies disappear?
High frequency trading may not quite be stealing,
but it's the type of takesy backsy which sends me reeling.
Perhaps Knight was the victim of a Milton type guy -
shy but less crazy, or more modern and sly?

If the building burns down, then you will know,
you definitely had a Milton type in your "show",
but if not then it could be Pete, Mike and Sam,
working together on a new complex scam.
Already proficient with your sham's scheme,
I think they'll always be one step closer to that dream.

All those who scam face their karma after a while.
Be careful who you beguile!


Rachel Hoyt
of Rhyme Me a Smile

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  1. Love this! So cleverly crafted, Rachel. :)

    1. Thank you, Martha! Office Space is one of my favorite movies. I love to use it as a metaphor, but this time it really works. :) :) :)

  2. You amaze me with your rhymes Rachel!

    1. Thank you Rimly! Always nice to see you. :)

  3. Office Space! Yes!

    "No that's the jar. I'm talking about the tray."

    LOVE that movie!!

    1. Hehe. Yep, you know it! Not the jar for the crippled kids... the tray! The pennies for everyone tray! :P I love, love, LOVE that move as well. :)

  4. ha nice allusion to office space, ugh on their tactics...crooked as politicians...

    1. Thank you Brian. I can hardly believe they are being permitted to continue with these tactics...

  5. My dear Rachael,
    First of all...what a picture!! Well written my friend. Your point is well taken and heard out loud. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you, Andy. :) It's always nice to be heard. :)


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