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This Is A Story About A Guy Named Wells Fargo

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Guys named John Stumpf who aren't the John Stumpf that made millions before taking an early retirement have had a pretty rough go of it over the last couple months. Guys named Wells Fargo are more go-of-the-flow type dudes.

Born William George Fargo, he was named after the pioneering businessman who co-founded the bank and eventually adopted the first name Wells. Playing high school sports, he was also called "Stagecoach," a reference to Wells Fargo's iconic branding of a red-and-gold coach pulled by horses. When he introduces himself in social settings, people sometimes respond, "Yeah, and I'm Bank of America," Fargo said. He has gotten some light teasing since the scandal broke. But with a name like Wells Fargo, he has learned how to roll with the punches. Fargo orders cases of Nestle's "100 GRAND" candy bars. Whenever someone makes fun of his name, he hands them a chocolate bar and says, "Here's a 100 GRAND. How often to you get 100 grand from Wells Fargo?"

When scandal strikes, pity the other guy named John Stumpf [Reuters]


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