For the first eight years with my current company, I was at our local headquarters location (25 minute drive vs. 45 minute drive to plant). Lately, I have been spending more time in the office that I still maintain there.
So today, while at my desk, the phone rings from an outside number.... I innocently answer, and #*$^& if it is not a stock broker looking to score. After I politely explained that I have an online stock account, and that we are soon going to help my Mom move to be near us, and after he mentioned that he was just a good ole Jewish boy, I stated that I am not interested in buying Bank Of America stock at the moment.
His angry response was "Is it because I am Jewish". I bruised my chin as my jaw dropped and bounced several times off of my desk. I calmly replied that there was no reason to be "rude", and he replied that he was not being rude, just being "real".
I guess the trends we are reading about recently where customer is King does not apply to the battered and tattered investment community. So, good riddance you sleaze ball.