(1). A client account you’re thinking of going after that’s been with one bank for years and years. And why shouldn’t you give it try?! I mean, who’s better than you, right?! Their current guy probably doesn’t even call them once a quarter to tell them what’s going on with Russian commodity prices! And how about that new exchange fund you’re offering? Wouldn’t they want to know about that?! Of course they would!! Now, get over to that phone and get that old coot on the line! You are a bright, shining star!
“So, given our lackluster numbers so far this year, I’ve been thinking that a new strategy is called for. Instead of young, up-and-coming entrepreneurs, we’re going to hunt for some old and cold money! Now, I want everyone to hit the nursing homes and university clubs and bring in those Vanderbilts!”
(1). The process of getting a law passed by Congress. The law will ultimately include a multitude of irrelevant and contradictory provisions, ensuring lawyers and accountants will remain employed for years to come, which was likely the goal in the first place.
“What does this provision mean, anyway? Can I veto it? Why can’t I veto it? I’m the President, for Christ’s sake! Can’t we ever get something through Congress without all the sausage making? Maybe I’ll just declare myself President for Life…can I do that?”