A former colleague of mine called out of the blue today. He's started his own business, which of course, is totally cool.
"Wait and see, one of these days, you'll see me ringing' the bell at the NYSE!!"
I congratulated him, and put the phone back in its cradle.
Try as I may, I couldn't shake the image of him in a Salvation Army Santa suit, ringing his bell outside the NYSE lobby and soliciting donations...