Thursday, November 13, 2008


It might not look like a joy-joy-happy-happy news day (the market's dropped a gazillion points, another foot has washed up off Canada, and the NSW State Government continues to bury us under, well, mystifying political crapola) but I hope you join me in celebrating this photo.

Oh happy day! Oh miraculous online media outlet! It's a brand new despairing broker shot! I've not seen this chappy before, and can I say, broker chappy, I'm pleased to make your acquaintance. Perhaps we will see you tomorrow again. We've met many of your colleagues several times each: sometimes they're standing in front of the big boards of red numbers, sometimes they're rubbing their eyes (or fixing a contact lens, as one dear reader suggested), and sometimes, like you, they're checking their temples for a pulse.

Here's to a week of negative returns so we can get to know you a little better. Welcome aboard!


Anonymous said...

Hi Kettle, google Getty images (then 'stock broker') for 1500 more photos of anguished souls!

The Dangerous Kettle said...

Hey Anon, that's gold, thanks. I ran a quote on buying an image of a smug-looking broker chap standing in front of some giganto piles of betting chips but it came to $415 for a month's access which, unfortunately, falls outside my cheap gag budget. I'll just have to range over the site and survey the anguish a few moments at a time.