[At Starbucks on Columbus and 59th]
Bald White Guy in Track Suit, trying to impress Asian Woman in what seems to be a first/blind date: Oh, I’ve traded stocks for 9 years.
Asian Woman: Oh really? How are you doing now?
BG: It’s the first time in 9 years I’ve lost money.
AW: Well it seems everyone is…
BG: Yeah, but the thing is I should be making a killing right now. I mean, my strategy was still good.
AW: What do you mean?
BG: You see, I’m a short-seller, meaning I make money when the market goes down. My best day ever was the day after 9/11.
AW: And you’re proud of that?
BG: Yeah, it’s perfectly legal.