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Greg Smith Is Willing To Concede It’s Possible Wearing A Disguise, Hiding Out At A Friend’s House Post-Op-Ed Like He Was OJ Simpson In The Days Following Double Homicide Was Unnecessary

“I landed in New York at JFK International close to midnight on the day the op-ed was published. My picture had been all over the place, and I wasn’t sure if people would recognize me, so– perhaps stupidly– I wore a makeshift disguise: a dark brown straw fedora and an unshaven beard. I headed straight for Phil’s place on Seventy-Ninth Street and Third Avenue. Phil had arranged a blow-up mattress for me to sleep on, and said I should come straight over when I landed.”Why I Left Goldman Sachs, Afterward

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  1. guest says:

    Guess the shaved head and googley-eyed glasses wouldn't help. I have nothing to add.

  2. _guest says:

    "Phil had arranged a blow-up mattress for me to sleep on…"

    Phil sounds like he's a handy guy to have in a time of crisis.

  3. Guest says:

    The only people acknowleging Greg Smith were people wondering if Sam Cassell had acquired the Michael Jackson skin disease.

  4. Pietro_F says:

    Straw fedora and unshaven beard? Wrong borough Greg.

  5. PermaGuestII says:

    "Shortly thereafter, despite the disguise, I was ejected from Luke's Bar & Grill, downstairs, by the manager, who said I looked like 'a fucking hipster creep' and was scaring away customers."

  6. guest says:

    New leader in the clubhouse for most delusional, blowhardy anecdote this idiot has told.

  7. Im_a_Dude says:

    "Phil had arranged a blow-up mattress"

    They've taken to the mattresses. This means war!

  8. guest says:

    Quibble, but aren't all beards "unshaven"?

  9. Arriving on the UES, I fondly recalled my days as "Diaper Boy" and felt a slight itch on my nose as the cab sped past Trilogy bar and Grill.

  10. Guest says:

    Smith made Innocence of the Muslims? Can this guy get any more despicable?!

  11. Alt_EST says:

    Must have been one of Greg's more successful friends who lives closer to the park.

  12. Sean says:

    When an APB goes out for a younger, more cross-eyed James Carville, then Greg has every right to hang out at Phil's.

  13. Guest says:

    Smith continued, "I knew my blade bag – sorry, ping pong paddle case to the uninitiated – was a no-go. That great big Star of David from the Maccabiah Games was just too visible. So, I had to leave the blade at home. And that was tough to do. Real tough."

  14. Bandersnatch says:

    This has been a fiendishly clever marketing campaign – despite knowing the book is badly written and relatively dull I just purchased a copy.

  15. Guest says:

    This guy is such a fucking nerd it's painful to read about.

  16. Phil Falcone says:

    Goddammit Greg…it wasn't a blowup mattress, it was a $6,000 Shifman

  17. guest says:

    I've read this story a couple of times now, and one thing puzzles me: why didn't he get goddamn a hotel room?

    • Guest says:

      With such an unusual last name, checking into a hotel would have been too risky.

      – AIG FP Secrecy Quant

    • Guest says:

      He didn't get the million dollar bonus, where was he supposed to stay, the Palace? Nah, that's like 4 blocks further from the park, better to give Phil and his air mattress a ring.

  18. Bogie says:

    [The curb, outside Phil’s 4th floor walk-up]

    Greg: But what about us?

    Phil: … We’ll always have the air mattress. We didn’t have, we, we lost it until you came to 79th Street. We got it back last night.

    Greg: … When I said I would never leave you.

    Phil: … And you never will. But I’ve got a job to do, too. Where I’m going, you can’t follow. What I’ve got to do, you can’t be any part of. Greg, I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that. …Now, now… And shave that damn beard, kid.

  19. Sean says:

    Muppets Take (upper) Manhattan

  20. Terry Benedict says:

    Run and hide asshole, run and hide.

  21. Long'un says:

    "perhaps stupidly"

    should be Greg's motto.

  22. Jon Smith says:

    "I left Goldman Sachs because in 7 years I never came remotely close to getting laid."

    – Greg Smith

  23. guest says:

    this guy is so fuckin hilarious

  24. Rapper quant says:

    Destroying this cat, damnnnn………..Wall Street makes hip hop look like Sesame Street

  25. Guest says:

    The timing of this book worries me. I'm hoping… no, praying… for socks and a Rudolf sweater this Christmas.

  26. FCBV says:

    After sleeping at Phil's in the UES, he should of window shopped a hair transplant and chin implant. It works!

    -Former Chinless Bald Virgin

  27. Jibar says:

    It's a matter of cheerful that Phil had arranged a blow-up mattress for you to sleep on, because to sleep on the mattress is very comfortable, So, I think that you have a good luck.

  28. Wow, I really congratulate the writer for creating such an impressive matter of cheerful that Phil had arranged a blow-up mattress. Thank you for your valuable discussion on this great topic. Regards.

  29. Mario Rojas says:

    Interesting. The expression about the mattress was cute.

  30. clariaz says:

    Good disguise so no one person who recognized him.

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