Behold the amazing attention to detail that was brought to wrapping the desk of a colleague, who showed up late the day after group holiday party. The mouse! The stapler! The tight, clean corners on the monitors!

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  1. Posted by PippyLongSausage | December 7, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    I would like to think that the guy on the right taking the photo on his phone got into a fist fight with the guy who took the above photo over who would be able to send it to Bess first and take the credit for it.

  2. Posted by Irony Mikey | December 7, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    It's the new layoff prezzie!

  3. Posted by Elf | December 7, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Damn – that's pretty good!

  4. Posted by guest | December 7, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    I bet it's a sweater.

    — another former Lehman quant

  5. Posted by SmartGuy | December 7, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Must be a frenchie

  6. Posted by Advantage Plus GP | December 7, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Red arrows that point upward? That gives me an idea…

  7. Posted by Citi CEO | December 7, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Now GTFO, you're 11,001.

  8. Posted by Dwight Schrute | December 7, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    The best part will be when he goes to sit in the chair and it just colapses

  9. Posted by Irony Mikey | December 7, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    I bet you anything that was done by a girl or a facsimile of a guy that behaves like girl.

  10. Posted by guest | December 7, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    I bet you anything you're an insecure tool.

  11. Posted by guest | December 7, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    I bet you anything it's your desk

  12. Posted by GSIntern | December 7, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    At least he took advantage of the open bar…

  13. Posted by Guest | December 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Why is wrapping presents so fucking hard anyway? I think I get worse at it every year.

  14. Posted by NakedShort | December 7, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    According to my wife the best present I give her every year is the comical wrapping job of her presents.

  15. Posted by Texashedge | December 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    This is much better than the "throw all the presents into a garbage bag" methodology that I employ every year.

  16. Posted by Im_a_Dude | December 7, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    whats the update on the reading event next week?

  17. Posted by SAC Capital | December 7, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    We only bet on sure things.

  18. Posted by laying low | December 7, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    I stopped gving presents in 08

  19. Posted by Guest | December 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM


  20. Posted by LIttle Fritz | December 7, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Tie a bow around your Johnson and dare her to laugh!

  21. Posted by Seriously Serious | December 7, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    This is good, it really should help the Q4 P&L.

  22. Posted by PermaGuestII | December 7, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    You, sir, have clearly never been married…

  23. Posted by Bess | December 7, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Well Ima, your scores were a little lower than we hoped last week, so we're thinking maybe do some independent study and come back fresh for next year okay?

  24. Posted by Gozer | December 7, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    The less trading Citi does the better

  25. Posted by Will Ima | December 7, 2012 at 1:30 PM


  26. Posted by oki | December 7, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Just think, if they fired these 3 guys, they probably could have kept their entire Turkey operation.

  27. Posted by 2 cubes over | December 7, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Love the contrast wrapping detail on the computer case. Well played.

  28. Posted by Peter Gibbons | December 7, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    I have 8 different bosses that do that to my desk every time I forget the cover sheet on my T.P.S. Reports

  29. Posted by Horse | December 7, 2012 at 2:48 PM


  30. Posted by Guest | December 7, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    This all makes sense now

    – Wall Street

  31. Posted by Guest | December 7, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    I bet you anything it *was* your desk.

    Fixed it for you.

  32. Posted by Gordo | December 7, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    The public's out there throwing darts at a board, sport. I don't throw darts at a board.

  33. Posted by Owl | December 7, 2012 at 3:56 PM


  34. Posted by Randall | December 7, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Yeah, a little TOO good. Corporate must have sent in a professional… Either way, someone is gunning for our jobs. Let's remain a team, because if I go, we all go. If you get wind of anything, call me on my radio; code word is Santa's got a brand new bag.

  35. Posted by Gap Option Quant | December 7, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Hope the "late" guy wrapped it up the night before.

  36. Posted by Pimp | December 7, 2012 at 4:29 PM


  37. Posted by Little Fritz | December 7, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    10 years. Never been divorced. Seems to be a lot of that on this site.

  38. Posted by Max | December 8, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Wasting company resources. Not a surprise from a Wall Street company who just laid off 11,000employees and before that needed cash from the poor American citizens to stay in business.

  39. Posted by Ta da! | December 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    A few tips to receive more thumbs up ….
    1) In the future use all caps. People around here really respect that kind of thing.
    2) There is only one spelling for your, it's your. Never ever be tempted to use something else like you're.
    3) We like to rail against banksters, crooks in ties, is what we all think.
    4) Embrace the run-on sentence. It shows that you have real passion for the topic at hand and would rather not be bothered with punctuation.
    Of course if that doesn't work out for you, there's always Yahoo!

  40. Posted by Joe | December 10, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    I saw someone walking through the seven levels of the candy cane forest. Just saying…

  41. Posted by Seriously Serious | December 10, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    We're talking about women that choose out of love, not for a green card.

  42. Posted by Seriously Serious | December 10, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    I know, right. I mean every firm on Wall Street has such little wrapping paper to go around in the first place.