As you might've noticed, things are on the up and up at Citi. The firm actually turned a ($4.4 billion) profit, the government said it would remove its foot from Vikram's ass, and hey, did you hear? The bank has nothing to do with the shit going down at Goldman. What's more, Pandit is his shiny, happy self again, now that the day when he'll earn more than a $1 a year is in sight. To celebrate all this joyous news, Prince Alwaleed flew in his li'l CEO that could to enjoy a little hookah and to gift him with his own falcon. But lest Uncle Vik get too excited about all the good stuff that's been going on, lest he forget for one second who he works for, lest he think to himself that he's such a great chief exec that he can start making quirky sartorial choices that will be overlooked due to his immense talent, Citigroup chairman Dick Parsons is here to say ah, ah, ah, not so fast my little Pandito. You may have eked out a profit from this bitch for the first time in forever, but that doesn't mean that you, my little friend, will get a free pass when dressing like shit.
The atmosphere [at yesterday's annual meeting] was also more relaxed, with Citigroup’s directors and executives taking their seats early to mingle. And in yet another sign of confidence, Mr. Parsons teased Mr. Pandit, clad in a blue shirt with a red-and-white striped tie, within earshot of a reporter. “Vikram, your driver looks more like a banker than you,” he said.