"And I'll Just Leave It At That"

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I like to think I live without regrets but I more or less want to kill myself for not listening to Sallie Mae's call this morning (a replay is not the same as hearing it live), for two reasons:
a. CEO Albert Lord's comment that although he sold 97 percent of his stock, "that doesn't reflect my optimism for the company. And I'll just leave it at that."
b. CEO Albert Lord's unorthodox (but awesome) way of finishing things up: "There are no more questions, let's get the fuck out of here."
Say what you want, but I know I can't be the only one who now feels a special connection to this man (because his predilection for cutting people down with dismissive statements such as those excerpted above reminds me so much of my father, and my childhood in general). Viva la A.Lord! But, you know, sell SML. That thing makes SMD look good. Which probably isn't fair, because, to me, SMD always looks good. No more stock tips for today.

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