The complete banker

In recent years, bankers have tended to acquire a level of desirability roughly equivalent to syphilis, certainly in the UK and other countries that took a beating from the recent financial crisis.

This may well not be an entirely new phenomenon, however: when walking around downtown Toronto, people tend not to look up; it’s worth breaking that habit when in the vicinity of the old Stock Exchange building, which is noted for its rather fine Art Deco façade. If one looks closely, one can see what appears to be a banker dipping his hand into the pocket of the hard-working chap labouring in front of him.

There is some discussion as to whether this element was an accident or a deliberate bit of subversion; I find it entertaining to imagine it was the latter.