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Some people never change

By Jonathan Breen
15 Sep 2016

A few months ago a banker I know from back in the day decided to brave a category 8 typhoon for a free drink in Wan Chai. The storm had nothing on this week’s super typhoon, but it was a tad rainy.

Little did this chap know that Typhoon Bar doesn’t offer free booze during a storm anymore. By the time he got there he was sopping wet.

But rather than just buy a drink, he took a stand, disgusted at having to pay for what used to be free and he found his way to my considerably more expensive local.

I reminded him he did something similar when we worked together, quitting in anger over some expenses nonsense. He soon got another gig… earning two-thirds of what he had before.

Some people never change, but from the look on his face clearly he hadn’t realised he was one of them.

I decided to buy the next few rounds.

By Jonathan Breen
15 Sep 2016