Good grief, can you imagine a mistake that costs you
millions of dollars?
It would make me want to vomit, honestly.
Truth be told, I once keyed a trade wrong and cash sold someone’s cotton at the wrong price – to the tune of a $250,000 deficit.
When I caught my mistake me first reaction was to run to the bathroom and throw up.
Thankfully, people are often kind.
With one phone call, the trading company and buyer rescinded my order – even though they had no obligation to do so.
It still makes my skin crawl thinking about it…
At least McMurtry has a good attitude about his
Sadly, I am unsure what friendships I have that would survive a $15 million screwup. Too few, honestly.
In my case, particularly, his carelessness cost me millions. Though he always claimed to be a lawyer, in fact law bored him. Thus when Quintex, the multinational that initially set up the Lonesome Dove deal, went bankrupt, Irving did not bother to follow the proceedings, costing me millions in royalties. And the money stream that is Lonesome Dove is still flowing now. I figure Irving Lazar cost me at least $15 million, a sum that would always be useful. But I loved him anyway and so did many others.