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The Scatological Rumor Going Around RBS For Why They Lost Power On The Stamford Trading Floor

I mean…

“Trading floor over here lost power temporarily (I think computers and phones only) for about ten minutes. Rumor is someone clogged a toilet on 7th floor and it leaked into some communications closet on 6th floor (trading). They haven’t confirmed but that seems to be the persistent belief.”

If only CNBC were broadcasting from there live today, Steve Liesman could confirm! (And maybe lend a hand. I don’t know why, but SL seems like a guy who travels with his own plunger.)

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36 Responses to “The Scatological Rumor Going Around RBS For Why They Lost Power On The Stamford Trading Floor”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Must have been one huge kouwe

  2. Anonymous says:

    It was a Goldman released mouse who chewed through the server wires…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Awesome ~@~

  4. guest says:

    @2 the new building doesn’t have mice.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Footage was captured of RBS’ head of trading confronting the rogue shitter. Skip to 5:37….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLbue2EvwWY&feature=related

  6. Anonymous says:

    so large works at rbs now?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Bess – is it ok if I profess my love for you, right here in front of everyone?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Haha. Wonder if they lost money. There was a nice dip in equities/crude around that time.

  9. John Gay says:

    10 minutes? if this is true, just wow… right about now RBS’ electrician should feel as ashamed as Kouwe does every morning when he wakes up and looks in the mirror.

  10. mrpink says:

    They forgot to pay their electric bill

    -seiu con ed worker who had to take a dump before working

  11. Anonymous says:

    That was my favorite rug. Atomic Kouwe attacks aren’t good for anybody.

    -The Other Dude

  12. Anonymous says:

    Phones are still down… sigh…

  13. Skippy says:

    Liesman did it, he took a massive green shoot and clogged the toilet.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Rumor is true – water leaked into the comm closet. Great design, architects.

  15. Anonymous says:

    @14 are you serious? jesus. so much second hand embarrassment for the queen’s bitches right now.

  16. guest says:

    Sorry guys, I dropped a watermelon in the crapper….

    — G-Man

  17. Anonymous says:

    Yuck, all that Kouwe must have fried some electrics.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Here at Ameriprise something like that would never happen as we’re forbidden from doing #2 in the restroom – saves on water and the TP bill. Bess, you’ll be glad to know that despite today’s market action, things here at Ameriprise are totally unfazed. Case in point, I rang the bell today big time when I sold a massive VUL policy to some kid who needed one like a submarine needs a screen door, but that’s beside the point. I am really am feeling this Wall Street thing now, you might even call me a Big Swinging Dick around here. Oh, BTW the fellas here are even thinking about one of those crazy eating contests your always posting about. Who can man up and chew the most Chicklets and drink the most Fresca – AT THE SAME TIME! We are a fun group after all haha! Shit! here comes my manager – gotta go – cold calling clinc at 4pm sharp.

    Ameriprise FA

  19. Anonymous says:

    Liesman does look like Richard the plumber from Ask This Old House

  20. Anonymous says:

    @15

    Yes, I talk with one of their traders daily and that’s what he told me.

  21. Anonymous says:

    fat finger more like fat turd

  22. Anonymous says:

    yes fat turd from fat ass.. and its fat ass – by a nose..

  23. Anonymous says:

    The rumor I’m hearing now was that the clog was actually a large yellow banana with a red condom on it.

  24. Anonymous says:

    @23 shut up girlfriend!

  25. Anonymous says:

    RBS should now make it mandatory for all new hires to go through a one week regimen of:

    http://www.oxypowder.com/

  26. Anonymous says:

    So I’m guessing our pitch and taste test with the VC guys on 7 about our new product called the “Burrito Muffin” earlier today won’t be taken in a good way?

    ~”Chi-chi” Tetas
    Creative Burritos Inc
    345 Foch Street
    Ft. Worth, TX 76104

  27. Anonymous says:

    The rumor I’m hearing now is that the clog was actually a well lubed, large ABN Amro “voodoo doll” with a red condom on it.

  28. guest says:

    @26 Seconded. FTW!

  29. guest says:

    at least they didn’t shit their pants when spx broke through the support levels. had enough stamina to run to the toilets. go brits!

  30. Skippy says:

    @18 You bring back a lot of repressed memories. Thanks.

  31. Anonymous says:

    I travel everywhere with a plunger since clogging the toilet with some of my best work during my first visit to my in-laws’ place.

  32. Anonymous says:

    i tried clogging the SWX shitters on a zurich visit once after a dodgy cheese fuelled lunch… but only managed to have an ass bursting explosion of watery goo.

    just thought you needed to know that.

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