IT’S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT THE MONEY
Herschell Ostrepeller was an incredibly astute investor. He studied financial reports and followed companies with an intensity that was hard to believe. The smallest things could make him take a major position in a company or on the flip side sell his position completely.
One of Herschell’s biggest problems was finding his soulmate. He tried everything but kept striking out. He couldn’t figure out why he could read a prospectus with one eye closed, but he couldn’t figure out women.
His good friend, Randy Neiblin invited him to a party at his place to beat the February blahs. It was a cold and snowy evening and Herschell wasn’t sure he wanted to go, but sitting around by himself day in and day out was getting old fast.
When he arrived at 33 Rosehill he had hard time finding a parking spot. Randy lived in the Yonge and St. Clair area and Herschell ended up parking in a municipal parking lot a few blocks away. He brought a bottle of wine with him and when he entered the condo building he asked the concierge to let Randy know he was there. After a couple of minutes the door to the elevator bank was opened so Herschell could get in. As he was entering a short, dark haired woman slipped through the doors. She was also carrying a bottle of wine. They looked at each other but didn’t say anything till Herschell hit the button for the thirty third floor. The woman smiled ‘’Are you going to Randy’s party?’’ Herschell felt a little tongue tied. ‘’Yup. Randy’s been a friend for years. What about you?’’ The woman did a quick look at Herschell. ‘’My sister works with him. I don’t know him that well, my name’s Tamara, Tamara Elkins.’’ Herschell was just getting his name out ‘’Hersch…’’ when the doors opened to Randy’s floor. She looked back as she walked out of the elevator. ‘’Nice to meet you Hersh.’’
Tamara did speed walking down the hall, knocked on Randy’s condo door and entered. It took Herschell a couple of minutes to catch up. When Herschell entered the condo, nobody paid much attention. There were a few people he knew, but they basically ignored him. Randy came over and gave him an effusive welcome. ‘’Glad you could make it Herschell, uh, before I start introducing you to people, do you have any good stock tips. I could use one, I have a few bills that need paying. Herschell spotted Tamara in the kitchen. ‘’No problem…