Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Goldman Wives, Acting Like Goldman Husbands, Try to Front Run the Crowd

We all know that Goldman Sachs has been cashing in to the tune of billions, partly by getting in front of other traders. This apparently is now a family thing.

Despite chairman Lloyd Blankfein's warning to lay low and not cause money scenes, Blankfein's wife did not get the memo, or really doesn't pay attention to Lloyd memos, since she put on an attmpted front ruinning scene that will certainly be the envy of every geek front running computer programming writer, ever.

NyPo reports:

Laura Blankfein and her friend Susan Friedman, wife of another Goldman honcho, Richard Friedman, caused a huge scene at Super Saturday in the Hamptons last weekend when they arrived at the event before the noon start time and balked at waiting in line with the other ticket-holders.

"Their behavior was obnoxious. They were screaming," said one witness. Blankfein said she wouldn't wait with "people who spend less money than me."

Another observer said the women were so impatient, it was as if they werewaiting on line for a kidney transplant instead of a charitable designer clothing sale.

Friedman shouted at the event organizer, "You have lost so much money because of this . . . Why should we be treated like the $650 donors?"

Sources said Blankfein and Friedman had bought tables with blocks of tickets going for $833 a piece...
NyPo then smugly reports that the women got into the designer clothes buying event:

In the end, the hot-headed duo got in at 12:03 p.m., three minutes after those who arrived before them.
NyPo clearly doesn't understand that when you are from Goldman, it's about getting in front of every one else at least by miliseconds. Three minutes after everyone? It's like why bother even going?

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