JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s fairly quiet shareholder meeting in Tampa, Fla., disappointed two locals. They came for entertainment, but all they got was a free lunch. John Williams, 34, and Chris Taylor, 40, drove about 20 minutes to the J.P. Morgan office complex about 10 miles east of downtown Tampa. The Tampa locals arrived at 8 a.m. prepped with fold-up picnic chairs, a cooler of food and a gallon bottle of water expecting protesters, Messrs. Williams and Taylor said…Messrs. Williams and Taylor set up shop outside a batch of port-a-potties near the entrance to J.P. Morgan’s office complex and geared up for protests. None sprung up…The two men said they expected some entertainment but by 11:45 a.m., with the meeting over for almost an hour and shareholders driving away, they realized they were out of luck. [MoneyBeat]

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  1. Posted by john devaney | May 21, 2014 at 10:29 AM


  2. Posted by KingCo | May 21, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    I bet they take roadtrips to NASCAR tracks on non-race days.

  3. Posted by John and Chris | May 21, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    Also, we were really excited to meet JP Morgan and he didn't even show up to his own meeting! When I asked one of his employees why, she simply stared blankly at me.

    When are these northeastern elites going to learn to take us simple I-4 corridor folk seriously???!?

  4. Posted by Guest | May 21, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    They should just watch FBN. Chaz Gasparino "hears" things all the time from low level sources that would give Beavis and Butthead the drama they are looking for.

  5. Posted by Ted E. | May 21, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Just a few questions here. Why are there port a potties outside the JPMorgan complex? Were they provided for anticipated protestors, or Messrs Williams and Taylor? Were they provided by JPMorgan or Messrs Williams and Taylor? Why, if they encounter an empty field, would Messrs Williams and Taylor choose to plonk themselves down right next to the port a potty? Were Messrs Williams and Taylor pro- or anti-protests? Just in it for the fight?

    So many questions, looking forward to the 12 page feature in New York Magazine.