Elsner & the good old days

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Apart from Paris Hilton at the opera ball, the main political issue these last days was the return of scandal banker Elsner to Vienna, his imprisonment and the current status of the parliamentary hearings about the Bawag-scandal. All of this you can read much better in any newspaper. But yesterday I overheard an elderly men talking to some people and offering this opinion:

“Back in the good old day, any decent businessmen, who lost millions of Euros like this, would have retreated to his home office. And his wife and servants would have been waiting in the antechambers for the sound of the pistol-shot.”

Aah, the good old days. How I miss them. Don’t you just have to love the people in Vienna?

2 Comments so far

  1. rafael (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 11:53 am

    i think he should be in jail!!

    check: http://rafael.shirtcity.com


  2. Professor Pepper (unregistered) on February 17th, 2007 @ 5:01 pm

    Ah yes! We Brits also had an affection for the diligent use of the service revolver. However, the gentlemen were in essence making a valid point. There’s all too little in the way of self-limiting decency and moral courage in many societies today. The undermining of family values and tradition is part of it – but I thought Vienna had that in spades?



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