by Structured Settlement Watchdog
Stone Street Capital might not think so, but I think I'm doing them a favor. I showed their tweet that I reported on yesterday, to random passenger on an Amtrak train on which I am riding. I asked him to give his first impression of the $100 bill over a wad of $1 bills which Stone Street used to promote itself yesterday.
First words " a bunch of crooks" "That's like the old Chicago Roll"
Not familiar with the term I found this explanation in the Urban Dictionary:
Chicago Bank Roll
A roll of money, consisting entirely of singles, with the exception of a twenty wrapped around the outside.
I thought he gave me the whole amount, turns out it was a Chicago bank roll.
Stone Streets tweet featured a $100 over $1, and a it was a wad not a roll and thus could be appropriately classified as a waddling "Ben Dover George".
Now, I'm not saying that Stone Street Capital are a bunch of crooks, far from it, but another social media gaffe on choice of images is being called into question. Several months ago I took the mickey out due to a Stone Street ad which appeared to show a man being bitten in half by crocodile, which unwittingly played into the irony of the discount taken by structured settlement buyers and more recently with a tweet featuring a quote from a movie with the title "Taken".