Today at a conference at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon bemoaned the recent "vilification of corporate America."
"I personally don’t understand it,” Dimon said in his speech. “I would ask a lot of our folks in government to stop doing it because I think it’s hurting our country.”
Maybe it's because of Jamie's boyish good looks, but this statement inspires in us the exact kind of irritation we've had in the past, when a boyfriend of ours does something dicky and expects to be forgiven immediately. On the one hand, he's right: Holding grudges helps no one. On the other hand, Jamie and his friends did something really, really bad, and we're allowed to be pissed off about it for a little while, and if we want to make them explain it over and over again and slam some doors and otherwise express ourselves, then it's our right and Jamie needs to quit being a baby and suck it up. Maybe buy us some flowers for once, and most of all, stop acting like dicks. We'll eventually forgive them, when the time is right, though we may never forget.